Bounty work during COVID-19

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Like many of you, Petaluma Bounty’s work has morphed to respond to our new reality. Yet, our mission remains as critical and relevant as it did 5 months or 15 years ago. As a farm-based, community food security organization, Bounty holds a systems-level perspective that includes small farmers, local food advocates, and low-income consumers, with the shared goal of increasing Continue Reading →

CalFresh is More Important than Ever.

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series.  In this post, we’ll dive a little deeper into the necessity of CalFresh in addressing food insecurity and CalFresh’s positive impact on the economy. The coronavirus context, entailing massive job loss coupled with increasing food insecurity, has re-elevated the importance of CalFresh as a basic safety net for Continue Reading →

What are farmers’ markets doing to ensure safety during the pandemic?

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series.  As we’ve briefly stated in some previous social media posts, farmers’ markets are operating as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Building off our last blog installment about using CalFresh at farmers’ markets, we also want to share what our farmers’ markets are doing to keep every aspect Continue Reading →

CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets: The Market Match Program

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series. Farmers’ markets, currently operating as essential services, continue to be an important conduit of fresh, nutrient-rich foods for people on CalFresh through an initiative called Market Match. (Note: our next blog post will be dedicated to sharing all safety precautions markets are spearheading amidst the pandemic). Market Match, Continue Reading →

What is CalFresh and how do you apply?

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series. CalFresh is California’s name for the food stamp program, which is now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) at the national level. Since 2011, California has dedicated May to sharing more resources and information about CalFresh with the intent of encouraging more people to utilize this Continue Reading →