CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF CULTIVATING THRIVING, RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
We are humbled to reach our 10 year anniversary. We've come along way and our work transforming marginalized communities into thriving, resilient communities is taking root. We're excited about our next 10 years, and so we're launching a campaign to raise $10,000 in October for each of our main program areas - Re:Farm, Re:Unite, and Re:Own.
Thank you for your support. We couldn't do it without you!
Over the last ten years, we've grown the largest community-led food system in the country. We think we're creating the most cost-effective and powerful way to end food deserts. But we've got a little ways more to go. Your support will help us build a commercial greenhouse for year-round food production, the ability to produce more seedlings for our backyard garden program, and will help us begin to distribute more food to the neighborhood.
By investing in the people of a community, we've shown that the best solutions come from the ground up. We've invested over $1M in wages and professional development through our promotora program. We're showing that residents have both the knowledge and the lived experience to solve the complex issues our community is facing. Support professional development for our promotoras.
Solving poverty is complex. But we're demonstrating that a new model of broad-based ownership can activate civic participation, create sense of place, and generate community-owned wealth. Your support will help us expand the Westwood Food Cooperative, support RISE Westwood - a hub for a resilient, inclusive and sustainable economy, and provide resources for accelerating entrepreneurship in Westwood.