This year has been filled with amazing local food successes. We've helped more than 50 small family farms stay profitable and productive. We've provided fresh, healthy food to thousands of public school children. We've expanded your access to local food in places like UVA Hospital, low-income neighborhoods, and many independent grocery stores and restaurants. And we've graduated three young farm apprentices and four high school interns from our Educational Farm.
Today, we need your help to continue and expand our programming in 2011. When you give a tax-deductible gift to Local Food Hub now, you provide us with the momentum to move forward into the new year, equipped and prepared to keep our local farms growing and our community healthy. It's easy to give using our safe and secure online donation service.
And the best part is, when you give in 2010, your tax-deductible gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, by the Charlottesville-based Perry Foundation. This will effectively double the impact of your contribution.
So please give today if you care about:
- healthy food in schools;
- more farmland and less development;
- keeping our area's family farms in business;
- better access to fresh, delicious, local food;
- proving that local is more than a trend;
- combating food deserts; and
- growing the next generation of farmers.
With best wishes for a happy, healthy, delicious 2011,
--the Local Food Hub team