Tag: food security
Innovative approach lands Harrisonburg poultry supplier a $3.6 million grant for expansion
The U.S. secretary of agriculture and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine delivered the news in person Tuesday that Farmer Focus, a local organic chicken supplier, received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand its chicken processing facility in Harrisonburg.
Backpack Program Coalition forms to improve food distribution at city schools
A once-disjointed effort to provide food to Harrisonburg students in need now enjoys the support of a coalition that hopes to better serve them.
Little Pantry aims to help others stock up
At the Singers Glen recycling center sits an unassuming cabinet next to the bins full of cardboard and newspapers.
New program looks to teach families how to grow their healthy dinners
Jen Dufner was a single mom trying to feed her family on a less than desirable salary when she moved to Toms Brook in Shenandoah County three-and-a-half years ago. While trying to find workarounds to make sure her daughter was eating healthy produce, she stumbled upon a seed swap hosted by grassroots non-profit Sustainability Matters. She stuck around afterward, and learned more about gardening.