Rooted in Health: The Farm Fresh Fund

The intertwined roots of hunger and health run deep. When families struggle financially to make ends meet, it limits their food choices and ultimately affects their health. We know that access to good nutrition can improve health, and we want to be part of the  solution, not part of the problem.

Fruits and Vegetables:
Building Blocks for Better Health

Healthy bodies and minds require nutritious meals at every age:

  • Children: Fresh foods nourish growth, learning, and development.
  • Adults: Wholesome meals fuel healthier workers and help combat obesity and other chronic diseases.
  • Seniors: Food is medicine, essential to managing illness, promoting longevity, and maintaining wellness.

Thanks to the Farm Fresh Fund we acquire millions of pounds of fresh produce, with an emphasis on Virginia-grown produce, and provide it free to our food pantry neighbors in need.

Help Build a Healthier Tomorrow

Join us and ensure a healthier tomorrow for families in the Blue Ridge by making a gift to the Farm Fresh Fund.

Thanks to Farm Credit of the Virginias, an anonymous donor, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Showker and the Appleseeds Foundation of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, your gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $60,000 and will go even further to fuel our community.

With your help, we will continue to source wholesome fruits and vegetables from growers locally, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and nationally.

For more information, please call (540) 248-3663 or email