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Virginia Community Food Connections

Joined in January 2020

About Us

Virginia Community Food Connections’ (VCFC) mission is to ensure the availability, access, and affordability of locally-produced food by connecting local farmers and all members of the community through programs, awareness and advocacy. Through food access, distribution programs, and community partnerships, VCFC connects low-income families with available local produce. This is a proven strategy for addressing food insecurity, increasing farm sustainability, and improving community health. VCFC’s main program, Virginia Fresh Match (VFM), provides fruit and vegetable incentives to SNAP recipients who shop at local farmers markets using their SNAP benefits, doubling the value of SNAP while creating additional revenue for farmers. Our Produce Packs and Nutrition Education program supports WIC clients by providing fresh produce and education to young families. The Farm to Pantry program connects food pantries with local produce farmers. The Fredericksburg Food Access Forum connects community partners working on food security in the region.

Virginia Community Food Connections’ (VCFC) mission is to ensure the availability, access, and affordability of locally-produced food by connecting local farmers and all members of the community through programs, awareness and advocacy…

Issue Areas Include

  • Agriculture
  • Hunger, Food Security

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