Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) has been serving the residents of Washington County for over 35 years. GWCFB targets populations that may not have access to traditional food assistance programs. Through short-term, long-term, and rural support services, the food bank’s emphasis is on feeding and ensuring no one goes to bed hungry.
GWCFB also has three educational programs that work hand-in-hand with the Food Bank:
Healthy Habits Training Center is a business center and instructional kitchen located at GWCFB’s facility. Healthy Habits Training Center’s mission is to offer classes and training to teach, empower, and enable neighbors to make healthy choices and create healthy habits for themselves and their families. With an emphasis on training, education becomes the tool to overcome food insecurity and prevent future insecurity.
By advocating for community partnerships, modeling innovative methods to grow healthy foods, and promoting healthy habits and healthy eating, The FARM empowers people to grow their own food. The FARM teaches different growing methods and animal husbandry to novice and first-time farmers and food bank clients alike. The FARM can fight food insecurity by teaching clients to make their own food supply chain and become self-sufficient.
Country Thrift Market’s mission is to support the community by providing affordable goods and training while also supporting Greater Washington County Food Bank’s fight against food insecurities. Offering new and gently used items, Country Thrift Market has something for everyone! With an emphasis on thrifting, Country Thrift Market offers an economical retail outlet.