Crumbs4Charleston Fundraiser – Send a Local Baked Good and Support Fields for Families

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I am pumped to be partnering with Fields to Families?for #Crumbs4Charleston this March and April, offering the below three baked goods, with 100% of proceeds going towards the organization.

All orders placed by Friday at midnight will be delivered to your door that same Sunday. Due to work travels, the next round of deliveries will be made on Sunday, April 22.

Free deliveries for all downtown, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and James Island orders.

Have a question about #Crumbs4Charleston? Wish to include a special note with your order? Shoot me an email at Charlotteapark@gmail.com

Where Fields to Families?

As someone who is passionate about all things food-related, I was thrilled to learn about a non-profit in our own Charleston backyard serving as the link between local farms and feeding the hungry. Founded in 2006, Fields to Families has worked to distribute an average of 80,000 pounds of free, local produce every year to families in need in the Tri-Country area. How does Fields to Families work? When farmers have fruit and vegetables that they can spare, either because they can’t harvest them in time or because they simply can’t use them, they contact Fields to Families. An estimated 25-30%? of all food crops are left in the fields after harvest. Established in 2011, Fields to Families also has their own garden located in Moncks Corner which continues to grow every year. Volunteers then spend some time in the dirt picking the produce and delivering them to Lowcountry organizations that feed the hungry, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, churches and East Cooper Meals on Wheels. How incredible is that? For more information on Fields to Families, please visit www.fieldstofamilies.org.

Charleston Charity Spotlight: Fields to Families Harvested and Donated over 80K Pounds of Fresh Produce in 2017

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Founded in 2006, Fields to Families believes everyone deserves access to fresh produce! We bridge the gap between farmers and a community in need by collecting, harvesting, growing and distributing fruits and vegetables to our partner agencies, free of charge.

Who do we serve: Currently we have 28 agencies that we partner along side throughout the Tri-County.?Food banks, shelters, churches, after school programs, soup kitchens, foster homes, senior communities and low income housing units can have the produce?that we collect.

Who helps us: We are a local non profit organization, we are volunteer based. Our board is consisted of all volunteers. Folks working the farmers markets, harvesting in the fields, growing in the garden are volunteers.?
Why do we do it: We believe everyone, no?matter their life situation, deserves access to fresh, healthy produce.?According to the USDA, 27 percent of our national food supply is thrown away every year because of cosmetic damages, mislabeling, weight errors and overproduction. Twenty-six million tons of food is wasted each year in the United States.
Where does your money go: When you donate to Fields to Families, you are adding to the bigger picture to better our community:
  • Our volunteers?helped distribute 80,100 pounds?valued at?$164,205 worth of local produce put back into the community. Your support has helped provide 64,000 nutritious and healthy meals this year!
  • Supporting our program provides a chance for our community to serve. This year we have had nearly 400 volunteers give 1,169 hours of their time to help us. Volunteers have traveled 9,892 miles to farms, gardens and markets to support our mission.

Thank you for considering Fields to Families when you are making your year end donations.? Your support will help continue to make an impact in the community.

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