To help qualified Mountain Village families with food supply concerns during the extended COVID-19 Stay at Home order, the Farm to Community Program will begin distributing weekly food shares two months early on April 15.
The program will now run for 23 weeks instead of its originally planned 12-week time frame during the summer months and will serve more than 70 families. All spots are full, but waitlist applications are currently being accepted in the event that participants cannot collect their shares.
The program will feature fresh produce and food products from Norwood’s FRESH Food Hub.
“This is a program that we already know works, sustaining both our regional farmers and our local families,” said Mountain Village Town Council Member Marti Prohaska. “We hope that extending that support during these challenging times can help alleviate some stress our residents are feeling and will take a little burden off the Telluride Food Pantry and other charitable organizations whose work has been so invaluable these past weeks.”
Pickups will begin April 15 near the Village Court Apartment’s main office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then beginning June 17, in conjunction with the Market on the Plaza, pick up will be in Heritage Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All deliveries will adhere to physical distancing protocols and staff will use masks and gloves to distribute the shares.
To qualify, applicants must live in deed-restricted housing in the Town of Moutain Village with a parent and at least one dependent or meet annual household income qualifications as outlined on the town’s website. To learn more and apply for the waitlist, please visit: townofmountainvillage.com/farm-to-community.