Coveyou Farms and Manna Food Project recently teamed up to distribute fresh, local produce as part of the USDA’s “Farmers to Families Food Box Program.” Coveyou was one of the only farms in the Midwest on the USDA’s list of contractors. In addition to their own produce, Coveyou worked with 10 other growers to provide root vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, and more for each box. By the end of August, their small team had assembled 15,000 of them.
Manna’s trucks averaged 4,000 miles per month, delivering to families in need across three counties. Salvation Army, senior centers, and even school districts helped distribute hundreds each week.
Both Coveyou and Manna have received heartfelt stories from elderly and school children alike. “People are not just getting a box: they’re getting a positive experience out of it. It’s those stories that really make all the difference to me,” David Coveyou said.
Look for a more detailed article in our Summer 2020 newsletter and on our website!