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Review for SeedMoney, Scarborough, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Rural Community Action Ministry Community Garden provides fresh vegetables to 13 food pantries in the 14 rural towns in Central and Western Maine served by RCAM - The project's mission is to increase access to fresh and nutritious foods for the very low-income rural isolated residents experiencing financial crisis. SeedMoney was key this past year in helping RCAM strengthen its support with the food pantry network as it increased our ability to make weekly deliveries from the bounty of our Community Garden and coordinate resources. Although our SeedMoney crowdfunding goal fell short in financial terms, it surpassed expectations by increasing awareness and visibility of the food insecurity and daily hunger so many of our rural residents face. This resulted in a generous donation of a roadside stand now used to offer free veggies to anyone in need. Local gardeners frequently leave their extra veggies at the stand and it has become a "hub" for veggie distribution. Thanks to SeedMoney, RCAM's Community Garden project has new energy and capacity to increase its support for our food pantries.

Role:  Volunteer