Food Security

Building Food Security

Incorporating local farms into our food security work is important to us as we strive to build long-term sustainability and resilience into our food system, and we are committed to keeping our Adirondack neighbors fed with not just any calories, but fresh and nutritious food that nourishes the whole person and the whole community.

Our Food Security Projects

Fair Food Pricing

Food from small-scale family farms is often more expensive than food at chain grocery stores, putting it out of reach for many Adirondack families. It is also more sustainable, ethical, and better for our local economy. We are working towards a future in which Adirondack farmers can feed the region and local families can afford to buy local food by providing a 30% discount on farm fresh products for qualifying families.

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Farmacy

Local food has innumerable benefits, yet not everyone has easy access in our communities. The Farmacy Project works to make local food easier to find, buy, and eat, even when other grocery options are not available. This partnership between AdkAction and Keeseville Pharmacy serves as a model for bringing healthy local food to rural communities. We replicated the model at Mountain Weavers Farm Store in Port Henry in August 2019.

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Emergency Food Packages

In late March, 2020, AdkAction partnered with the Hub on the Hill to create Emergency Food Packages for local individuals and families facing food insecurity due to the COVID 19-crisis. These boxes of healthy food sourced from local farms were delivered to the doorsteps of Adirondack residents in need. The project overcame three of the most common barriers to healthy food access: cost, transportation, and cooking skill.

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Fair Food Pricing Fund

Food Justice in the North Country

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