Our healthy food distribution model is designed to creatively meet the needs of children and families by increasing access to fresh food through existing community organizations, businesses, and nutrition programs. The Richmond Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Grown To Go Mobile Market, and Healthy Food Distribution Network distributes over 150,000 servings of Shalom Farms produce to meet the growing needs of families in the greater Richmond area. By partnering, we are able to improve the current offerings and provide the healthiest food possible in a cost effective way, deepening and enriching existing programs.
Our 12-acre sustainable farm in Midlothian, Virginia is an agricultural learning lab for visitors and volunteers of all backgrounds. In 2016, volunteers and visitors came to the farm about 6,224 times to gain hands-on education and experience, helping us grow about 290,000 servings of fresh produce. We welcome individuals and groups of all ages, sizes, and abilities to volunteer. School groups, faith groups, individuals, families, and more volunteer at the farm to make this work possible.
We join with community members and community partners to work together to find healthy, affordable, and realistic ways to cook healthy meals the whole family will enjoy. The Prescription Produce Plan and Kitchen Clinic programs focus on making connections between diet and health through hands-on cooking experiences, and learning more about using fresh fruits and vegetables into recipes and meals in new ways.