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NEW ROOTS: Our Mission and Purpose
The New Roots Fresh Stops connect families to farms with affordable fresh food, share knowledge about home cooking and inspire community leaders to help people transform their lives.
Our vision is that every family in Louisville have the ability to access fresh, local food in their neighborhoods, integrate cooking from scratch into their daily routines, reduce diet-related illnesses, and enjoy long, healthy lives. New Roots has already implemented three successful community Fresh Stops in Louisville, with a new one on the way, and one in Washington, D.C.
Fresh Stops were created to address the lack of fresh produce in Louisville neighborhoods. The Fresh Stop Project is a community-driven fresh food access project where families pool their money and SNAP benefits to purchase in bulk from local farmers on a sliding scale. Each family receives a “share” of seasonal produce which feeds 2-4 people, depending on the Fresh Stop.
New Roots works to improve the distribution and utilization of fresh foods by facilitating leadership development, improving access to fresh food for urban residents, sharing education with families on the use of fresh foods, and connect neighborhood leaders with local farmers and distributors so that participating communities are able to develop successful long-term relationships leading to healthy lifestyles for member families. We have a track record of implementing successful community-based Fresh Stop programs, and we look forward to continuing and expanding our efforts in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about our program you may contact:
Karyn Moskowitz at (502) 509-6770.
Please visit the "Donate Now" section of our website to help us achieve our goals to serve the community.
We thank you in advance for your interest and support.
"What you brought has changed my life forever and my daughter's life. We think about food in a whole different way now. We are more aware of what we are putting in our bodies. For me, this Fresh Stop has saved my life. My diabetes is more under control, I'm losing weight and I am learning as I go. As for my daughter, she tries new veggies now that she would have never done in the past and in fact she asks for them."
- Wellington Fresh Stop leader and shareholder, Jennifer Hardy