The Food Roots program was initially created in the summer of 2012 in order to address the lack of access to local, affordable, and culturally relevant produce for many Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families across LA County. The program has taken many forms over the years evolving from a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model to a regional food hub model which aggregates produce from local farmers and distributes it to community organizations and institutions throughout LA County. In order to address the emergency food needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, APIFM is working with our network of local farmers to get fresh produce to seniors, low-income families, and immune compromised community members across LA County via our Emergency Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
To learn more about the cause, partners, and produce that Food Roots works to provide please visit:
CalFresh, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a state-supervised, county-operated food program that provides low-income individuals or households with monthly electronic benefits (EBT) cards that allow them to purchase nutritious food. These EBT cards can be used to buy food at most authorized markets and grocery stores.
Learn more about what APIFM is doing to provide fresh food and increase awareness and access to CalFresh benefits for low-income API families: