Many of the farmers at Transplanting Traditions and others in the refugee community, have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus. Farmers are relying more than ever on income they earn from selling through Share-a-Share and the refugee community is relying more than ever on Share-a-Share to access emergency food. Please consider donating to this crucial program.
Help address hunger in our community with traditional produce while supporting an aspiring refugee farmer!
The Share a Share program uses donations from community members like you to purchase traditional Burmese vegetables and herbs such as bitter melon and lemongrass grown by Transplanting Traditions farmers. This traditional produce is then donated to PORCH, a local food pantry, who distributes it to refugee families from Burma with limited food access. Transplanting Traditions farmers have reported that access to traditional vegetables is limited and very important to their health, and they remember the difficulty of resettling in NC and beginning to build a home here. Access to local, fresh, and meaningful Asian produce can greatly help recently arrived refugee families flourish in their new lives.
Please donate to help this project grow! Currently, PORCH distributes produce from TTCF farmers to about 124 refugee families once a month.
Please make all checks out to Transplanting Traditions Community Farm with 'Share a Share donation' in the note.
Thanks so much to our partner organization, PORCH, for helping us get our produce to refugee families!