Growing and Sharing: 2020 in Review
Growing and Sharing: 2020 in Review
Together in 2020  
Growing and Sharing: 2020 in Review
Here we are at the end of 2020!  We join many other voices in saying that this year has been unforgettable.  Thanks to incredible community support, amazing volunteers, brilliant collaborations, superstar staff, and determination all around, 2020 was a year of unprecedented growing and sharing at CFI.  This past year we witnessed beyond a shadow of a doubt the fact that working together as a community is what makes resiliency possible.  In a year when "together" had to look completely different, we found new ways to stay connected.  Together, we kept growing and sharing in so many ways.  
What did growing and sharing look like this past year?  Here are some numbers that show just what you all helped us do, and we've also included our favorite photos from 2020.  We’re looking forward to growing and sharing with you in 2021 as together we continue to work for a resilient community built on an equitable, inclusive, and thriving local food system.      
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead,
The CFI team
2020 Numbers
  • 132,746 pounds locally grown/produced food distributed through Donation Station
  • 843 volunteer hours served
  • 483 STEAM Plant Life Cycle Kits sent to students grades K-6 in cooperation with Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery
  • 77 Seed Necklace kits sent home to first grade students through Sprouts programming
  • 30 Seed Necklace kits shared with holiday distribution at Hope Drive
  • 5 farm visits and videos made in preparation for virtual field trips to come in 2021 
  • 7 lessons shared with Blooming View Montessori Academy
  • 10 Sprouts garden videos shared with students
  • 29 gardeners utilized community garden space
  • 1327 families served through our seed giveaway
  • 924 families served through our plant start giveaway
  • 34,330 pounds seed potatoes distributed to gardeners throughout the region
  • 440 prepared meals distributed through Donation Station
  • 26 Veggie Van markets held in Glouster 
  • $51,856 invested into our local economy (including Chesterhill Produce Auction, Athens Farmers Market, local food producers like Shagbark, and local restaurants)  
Growing and Sharing: Our Best of 2020!
Here are some of our favorite photos from the past 12 months. There is so much to remember!  Below you'll see some of the work we did at the Chesterhill Produce Auction, in community gardens, at the Athens Farmers Market, at school gardens, harvesting at local farms for Donation Station, and at other various community events.  Thank you for growing and sharing with us!    
What Else?
There is always more to share.  Stay in touch -- & catch all of our beautiful photos -- on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
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