Our goal is to make fresh, local produce accessible to everyone. We do this by partnering with Lone Tree Foods and Nebraska Food Cooperative to provide weekly orders of local produce!
Here’s how it works!
“I have enjoyed, especially at my living at Seven Oaks, having it delivered, even if it’s veggies that I don’t ordinarily eat, it gives me a chance to cook with them again. I try not to make soup every time. We have smaller groups where we get together, and I get volunteered to make cakes. I use a lot of squash for the cakes and they say “This is the best cake I’ve ever eaten!”
“I did like it a lot. It helped me eat healthier, and it was quite healthy for me. The portions were good, even being divided in half. I love how you made it affordable with the matching with food stamps.”
“New vegetables make me cook things faster because it’s fresh, and it would go bad. It made me do things in a timely manner.”
“My grandfather, he would have gardens all over. I tell you, because of that, it gave me a really good liking to this program. Reminds me of when I was a young kid. The fresh produce that I am receiving is exceptional. I could go on and on talking about this, especially for women. If a woman asked me, I would give the information, I have the phone number in my cell phone.”
“The box gives me a way to make sure I’m preparing better meals for my kids. I am adamant about teaching them better nutrition skills. I really think we eat what we learned to eat growing up, so I want to give them a good start. It has also helped stop me from making poorer choices because I have the food around. I am more mindful of my food. I ask myself, ‘Do I eat this food I have here (from the box) or go eat something horrible?’
(Paying with SNAP and getting the incentive) makes it easier to do right now. (The incentive) was an introduction to healthier options and I want to keep doing that. I just learned I can customize my order a little and get meats. I don’t want to buy anything at the grocery store anymore!
The food is great, but the people of the program from top to bottom are wonderful. The people are very pleasant. Once Susan made a coconut curry dish and asked everyone to try some when we picked up our boxes. You can tell the staff really care, they all buy in.”