ABOUT FIELDS TO FAMILIES
It’s hard to imagine…never biting into a crisp apple or juicy pear, but for many Americans, it’s a constant reality.
According to the USDA, an estimated 35.5 million people, including 12.6 million children, were food insecure in 2006. That means they had difficulty getting enough food due to a lack of resources.
Fields to Families has set out to change that, and we’re focusing on our local community.
Founded in 2006, Fields to Families is a nonprofit organization located in Charleston, South Carolina, that helps the hungry in our community gain access to nutritious fruits and vegetables.
To do so, we depend on the generosity of our neighbors to help us achieve our mission. Those people include the farmers who have agreed to offer us their unused fruits and vegetables, volunteers who help pick produce, community members who give us extras from their gardens, and recipient agencies who help distribute this nutritious food to the hungry and needy. Without their help — and the generosity of people like you — we wouldn’t be able to run our programs. Get involved.