This is the local farm’s third year raising money, in hopes of providing fresh and healthy food to Madison families.
Crossroads Community Farm is raising money through a GoFundMe page to provide fresh, healthy foods to more than 100 Madison-area families.
For the third year in a row, Crossroads Community Farm is growing organic vegetables with hopes to give the food to those in need.
This initiative is funded by the support of their customers and the larger Madison community. “Our model is based on the idea that those with greater means have a community obligation to assist those with less. In 2021, 11% of our veggie share eaters were low-income. We are working to continue increasing that percentage each year,” the GoFundMe reads.
Crossroads Community Farm works with local organizations to distribute the food directly to those who need it. They work with Healthy Food for All, Bayview Foundation, Neighborhood House and the Badger Prairie Needs Network to serve local neighborhoods.
According to the GoFundMe, the fundraiser aims to address “the overwhelming need and desire for fresh, high-quality vegetables in food apartheid neighborhoods and low-income rural households — both because the need is present and real, and because we don’t have the answers of how to fix a very broken food system.”
So far, Crossroads Community Farm has raised more than $10,000 and hopes to reach its goal of $20,000.
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