Reno food systems is the second of two board approved Round Up beneficiaries for 2021. Their mission is, "Cultivating community based food systems through education, research, and civic engagement." In 2020, your donations helped fund the pilot year of their Mobile Farmers Market Program, which aims to make fresh, healthy, locally grown food more accessible by bringing the farmer's market to communities and individuals with limited access to fresh produce. The program is designed to make it convenient and affordable. The mobile market accepts SNAP/EBT, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. In addition to the vegetables, herbs, and fruits grown on their 5-acre farm, they also distributed gleaned local fruit and offered recipe cards and simple crop preparation information to help customers prepare their produce.
In 2021, they plan to increase locations for their mobile market, offer the double bucks program to EBT customers, work with social service agencies to help inform EBT customers about the market, increase education and food prep demonstrations (as allowed by Covid restrictions), and offer more fruit.