Just Roots listens to the community, builds strong partnerships across diverse sectors and develops programming that is both accessible and comprehensive. These efforts demonstrate our ability to have meaningful and far-reaching impact on our community; a community that we care deeply about. Food is a universal need and as a result offers a bridge to bring people together, individually and collectively. We are growing healthy together.
Mission accomplished are two words every nonprofit wishes to declare and yet, like so many others who have come before us, we have much work ahead. Celebrating one’s victories is important. We do not achieve our goals alone; we realize them through our collective efforts. In a relatively short period of time, Just Roots has achieved much and attained many of its initial goals, goals that were informed by members of our community. We celebrate our shared success together. A couple of our highlighted achievements can be found below.
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Baystate Health, for the second year in a row, has made a significant gift of $20,000 to help make the Donor Supported Share program available to our community members. We are deeply moved by their generosity that is rooted in the acknowledgement that healthy food creates healthy people. Thank you Baystate Health.
They start at the tasting station where they sample a fruit or vegetable. Next the kids move on to the research station where they rate their selection “like it”, “don’t like it”. Finally, they progress to the snack station where they select a healthy local snack to take back to their classroom and enjoy. This program has been very well-received by kids and teachers alike and currently runs at Four Corners Elementary School in Greenfield. If you are interested in bringing the Snack program to your school please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students from elementary schools in Greenfield — the Center School and the Discovery School at Four Corners — say an end-of-season “thank you” to Just Roots for visits to the Greenfield Community Farm and for the in-school snack market.