Lawrence: Groundwork Lawrence and Neighbors in Need
Groundwork Lawrence is a nonprofit that has been making change happen in Lawrence since 2001 through its environmental and open space improvements, community food programs, youth initiatives, and educational programming and events. Groundwork Lawrence’s community food programs are aimed at increasing Lawrence residents’ access to fresh, local food and include the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market, the Community Gardens Program, the Schoolyard Gardens Program, and, since 2007, a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program in partnership with Farmer Dave’s. The Groundwork Lawrence CSA also offers a Share-a-Share program, funded by donations and grants, to subsidize the price of CSA shares for Lawrence residents in need. In addition, all unclaimed shares and extra produce are donated to the Neighbors in Need’s network of eight food pantries throughout Lawrence and Methuen.
For the past 25 years, Neighbors in Need has sought to feed people in Lawrence without question or means-testing for the individuals and families they serve, fulfilling the needs of clients with respect and dignity. In addition to their network of food pantries, Neighbors in Need works alongside clients to make sure they connect to the resources available to them.
We are proud to announce that because of its dynamic partnership with Farmer Dave’s and Groundwork Lawrence, Neighbors in Need received over 6,000 pounds of farm-fresh produce in donated shares in 2007 and 2008 and to date has already received 3,000 pounds of healthy, local food from the donated shares in this 2009 season.
– More information about Groundwork Lawrence can be found at www.groundworklawrence.org
– More information about Neighbors in Need can be found at www.neighborsinneed.net