OUR MISSION

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.

A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other’s lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.
— Wendell Berry

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 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