Sustainable Distribution and Improved Local Access
TRFW programs and individual actions support robust local and regional food webs that strengthen communities while developing capabilities to feed all people regardless of income. The availability of nutritious, sustainably grown food for people and animals is based on an implicit companion process; legacy wealth creation in the form of maintaining healthy soils, clean water, and air. Championing or helping develop innovative local, non-polluting fuel and renewable energy systems for food distribution is an integral aspect of our legacy mission and that of our donors, supporters, and volunteers.
Zero Emission Food Delivery
Transition from dependence on oil in our fuel and agriculture industries is in process. TRFW works to accelerate the transition.
An addiction to oil and over-use of petrochemical based pesticides & fertilizers creates dead, dying and depleted soils. Use of fossil based fuels contribute to catastrophic extremes in individual weather events, rapid changes to seasonality markers entirely outside of the carbon/weather cycle understood by farmers and recorded in time frames measured in decades if not centuries.
Today, storms, droughts, precipitation and seasonal timing events are chaotic if not record breaking nearly every month. Working locally and regionally we have committed to shoulder our responsibility to develop, support and help implement innovative, non-polluting truck, transport, and material handing fuel systems.
The measure of these systems for our support is simple:
Improved Food Access
Making buying local easy and affordable
Find out where to buy locally and regionally produced foods. You can browse farmers markets and CSAs and also find resources to help make shopping local and organic more affordable. Did you know that you can use your SNAP benefits at farmers markets? Or that you can buy local produce in bulk at grocery stores and at TRFW's annual Fill Your Pantry event? Its easier than you think!