Grace Farms Foundation is partnering with several not-for-profit organizations in Connecticut to provide food to those in need
During the temporary closure of Grace Farms to the public due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Grace Farms Foundation (GFF) is continuing to service the community by partnering with several local not-for-profits throughout Fairfield County to provide nutritious food for local families and community in need.
GFF has partnered with remarkable not-for-profit organizations such as Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), Open Door Shelter, Staying Put in New Canaan, and Bridgeport Rescue Mission, to provide support and fresh, healthy food from its Garden and Commons for our partners to distribute to those in need.
“In many ways, the needs of communities surrounding Grace Farms are more prevalent than ever,” said Sharon Prince, CEO and Founder of GFF. “In these unprecedented times, we are committed to supporting our local community with food donations to provide relief to individuals and families throughout Grace Farms’ temporary closure.”
Throughout the year, GFF partners with Person-to-Person, an organization that serves Norwalk, Stamford, and surrounding towns to provide food to the hungry. Yesterday, through GFF’s partnership with Food Rescue US, GFF donated more than 20 quarts of soup, two cases of fresh tomatoes, seven loaves of bread, and a case and a half of mixed greens.
Grace Farms temporarily closed to the public on March 9 and will remain so, at least through March 24, when we will reevaluate the situation at that time. There has been no known case of COVID-19 connected to Grace Farms; however, Grace Farms Foundation took the prudent step of taking preventative measures for the health and safety of all our visitors, staff, and community.