Giving Tuesday is a global donation event that occurs every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In 2021, to help create a resilient food system in the aftermath of COVID-19, we are collecting donations to support and establish 10 Power of Produce (PoP) Clubs to encourage our state’s next generation to choose locally grown produce. PoP Clubs help children aged 5-12 become aware of the fruits and vegetables available at the farmers markets through education and engagement with local farmers. Each child starts out with a passport and a produce voucher that they can spend with specific produce vendors at the market. They may participate in food sampling, daily fun activities, and ask questions about the different produce available for purchase with their vouchers.
Become a Partner
We cannot grow farmers and nourish communities without our partners across the state and country. Our partners include individual farmers, statewide resource providers, public and private institutions, and community members. Anyone who contributes to the local food economy in a positive way is welcome to join our mission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can keep West Virginia growing!
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