Rosie’s Place: Our Newest Recipient
Another record-breaking harvest gave our farmers a problem that was a pleasure to solve: we had to find another group to receive the bounty from our fields. Rosie’s Place in Boston proved to be ideal. It meets our criteria for distribution—it is located within 20 miles of our farm, has a “choice” pantry and refrigeration, and offers nutritional education. Rosie’s also provides healthy lunches and dinners in their welcoming dining room to 220 poor and homeless women and their children each day.
Gaining Ground’s produce is displayed among shelves set up like a grocery store, where guests select items for their families. An average of 1,800 women visit Rosie’s Place Groceries each month and take home 20 –40 pounds of healthy food for their families. We are proud to be one of the local farms that offers women a wide selection of seasonal, nutritious vegetables.
After Concord volunteer Alan Silberberg made our first delivery, Katie Amoro, director of development at Rosie’s Place, said, “What a great donation it was today! It was amazing to see such vibrant produce (it smelled so fresh), and we are excited to provide it to our guests. This is an exciting partnership! Thank you for helping poor and homeless women in our community access such delicious, nutritious, and much-needed produce.”
Many thanks to our farm team, office support, volunteers, and donors for making this exciting new partnership possible.