Why Fresh Access? People are hungry. This food fills a great need: 1 in 7 households—and 1 in 5 children—in CT are food insecure. In Hartford, 33% of people (that’s in 1 in 3) live below the federal poverty line, while in Hartford County, 11% (1 in 10) live in poverty. In American suburbs, poverty has increased by 64% since 2000. While affordability is an issue, healthy food is also inaccessible for other reasons, including lack of transportation to fresh food retailers and a lack of availability. For people who live in these food deserts, Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access is a welcome source of fresh, nutritious produce for area families.
What is Fresh Access? We give people good food. Every week during our growing season, Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access program provides 125 pounds of produce to our partner organizations—that’s over six tons of fresh produce to over 1,300 people every year!
Our Current Community Partner Organizations We work with good people doing good work, including the Granby Senior Center, Granby, CT, The Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen, Granby, CT (South Congregational Church), and the Town of Granby Social Services Department.
We are a donation supported program, so we depend on the generosity of the community to continue providing this service. Here’s an example of what your donation can provide for our neighbors in need:
Please consider helping us continue to provide this vital service to our neighbors by making a tax deductible donation using the secure link below.
Fresh Access is 100% privately funded. ALL DONATIONS, large or small, will make a difference in the lives of others. Please help if you can by making a donation right now.
113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT 06090