ROOTS is a non-profit dedicated to promoting food security in our community. We work with local farmers and healthy food advocates to make fresh, nutritious food accessible and affordable to all. Our organization strives to teach through a social justice lense, educating youth and adults alike in programs focused on sustainable farming and empowered eating practices.
Constructed seven school gardens in New Britain
Provided After-School programs to over 150 students, K-12th grade since 2015
Matched a combined total of $20,000 in SNAP spending and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks
- Taught over 300 students in Farm-to-Summer School programs
- Served more than 2,000 people in the city through operation at our mobile market sites
- Partnered with five local farms to increase access to and make fresh, nutrition food affordable in our community