Farms to Food assistance local food purchasing 

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The What 

This program simultaneously supports both small-scale food producers and food assistance entities! Farmers are paid at wholesale value, and food banks across Southwest Colorado receive the produce free of charge. 

The Why

During this especially difficult year, it became very apparent that the GFC could and should offer logistical and funding assistance regarding local food purchasing. Many food assistance providers express the desire to buy local, but many do not have the capacity to do so. What a wonderful way to bridge the gap between growers and eaters, while supporting local entities during this health crisis!


The Who

In collaboration with Southwest Community Foundation and La Plata County Department of Human Services, the GFC has implemented a Farms to Food Banks Local Purchasing program! The wonderful Olivia Trim works for the GFC as the Local Food Purchasing Coordinator in order to ensure that this program runs as smoothly as possible.

Interested in getting purchasing support?

If you are a food bank or pantry interested in local purchasing support or a local producer interested in selling product to us, please contact Olivia at

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