Healthy Food For All (HFFA) is a non-profit program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County in partnership with local farms. Since 2006 we’ve been making fresh, quality produce accessible to low-income families through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and educational resources. Now ending nutritional hunger for close to 200 families, HFFA is recognized as one of our region’s leading community food security programs. While that statistic is impressive in itself, our value extends well beyond the short-term benefit of meeting immediate needs by increasing our region’s capacity to grow healthy food sustainably for the whole community for generations.
Farmers initiated Healthy Food For All and continue to be the driving force behind our collective efforts to end hunger in our community. It makes sense that the people maintaining the health of our land and soil are the lifeblood to growing a healthy community. Together, we educate, fundraise, and engage people who otherwise might not benefit from the strong network of local farms in our beautiful landscape.
We believe that through cooperation, we are empowered as a community to build local food sovereignty where every member has reliable access to safe, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food in sufficient quantity and quality to sustain a healthy life with human dignity.
2017 Participating Farms: Full Plate Farm Collective (Stick & Stone Farm, Remembrance Farm and the Youth Farm), Ithaca Organics, Kestrel Perch Berries, Plowbreak, Sweet Land Farm, TC3 Farm, Six Circles Farm and Nook and Cranny Farm.
Healthy Food For All is made possible by generous donations from individuals and businesses, and support from: Park Foundation, United Way of Tompkins County, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, The Helen Thomas Howland Foundation as administered by the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Catholic Charities and Share Our Strength – Ithaca Taste of the Nation, Social Service League of Tompkins County.