Give to the Max Day is today — a statewide outpouring of support for organizations across Minnesota. There are undoubtedly many needs to address as our communities grapple with our current crises, and this year, GiveMN has curated a list of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Whether you choose to donate today or support your community in other ways, we are proud to witness Minnesotans across the state find ways to creatively connect resources and support each other during this unprecedented time.
Read our "Give to the Max Commitment" below to learn how Sprout is dedicating our donations to increase food access to families in our community.
Our Give to the Max Commitment
Thanks to generous individual donors and grant support, we have been able to provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares at no cost to individuals and families with barriers to access fresh, local foods. We currently provide 58 households with regular Winter CSA shares that include a mix of fall and winter produce, local meats, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, and more.
When you donate to Sprout on Give to the Max Day or year-round through our 4giving site, your donation does the double duty of purchasing from local growers and makers and then connecting items to families in our community.
Sprout team members Arlene Jones and Fallon Ryan met up with Angela Anderson and Dawn Espe of Region Five Development Commission to discuss the development and deployment of the Growers and Makers Marketplace. This conversation was captured on the podcast Deep Dive with Region Five. This episode discussed creative placemaking, the power of food & art to bring power together in meaningful ways, and the beauty of culture. Smile and laugh along with these women to better understand the development of the intentional gatherings that are brought to life at the Growers and Makers Marketplace.
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