Help address hunger in our community with traditional produce while supporting an aspiring refugee farmer!
The Share a Share program uses donations from community members like you to purchase traditional Burmese vegetables and herbs such as bitter melon and lemongrass grown by Transplanting Traditions farmers. This traditional produce is then donated to PORCH, a local food pantry, who distributes it to refugee families from Burma with limited food access. Transplanting Traditions farmers have reported that access to traditional vegetables is limited and very important to their health, and they remember the difficulty of resettling in NC and beginning to build a home here.
Access to local, fresh, and meaningful Asian produce can greatly help recently arrived refugee families flourish in their new lives.
Please donate to help this project grow! Currently, PORCH distributes produce from TTCF farmers to about 124 refugee families once a month.
*Please make all checks out to the Orange County Partnership for Young Children with Transplanting Traditions in the note.
- Eight female TTCF farmers earned a total of $8,121.50 for their families by growing traditional vegetables such as bitter melon, pennywort and roselle for the Share a Share Program
- Two refugee farmer are paid to manage this program providing additional income, leadership skills and community autonomy.
- 2,342 pounds of TTCF-grown produce and eggs were donated to PORCH serving 125 families monthly
Thanks so much to our partner organization, PORCH, for helping us get our produce to refugee families!