The Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program gets fresh, healthy food to people who need it—while also fairly compensating farmers. Right now, our communities face unprecedented challenges. Many families struggle to access fresh foods. Farms in our region have lost market outlets with restaurant and other business closures. The Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program connects these farms with relief efforts.
Find a participating food relief site in your community. Check back, as we are adding more sites each week.
How It Works
ASAP works with food relief sites to assess needs on a community-by-community basis. Sites can include food banks, charitable prepared food services, or child and adult care feeding sites. Next, ASAP contracts with a farm to supply one or more sites. The contract can include subsidizing the cost of packaging, delivery, or products. It may be customized to fit different types of farms and relief sites.
If you are a farmer and would like your products to be considered for this program, please complete this interest form.
The first phase of this project will focus on rural communities in Western North Carolina, but please indicate your interest regardless of where you are located.
Support This Program
Support for the Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program comes from the Appalachian Grown Farmer Relief Fund. All money raised goes directly to assist farmers in the Southern Appalachian region.