Dear Friend of NOFA-VT,
Thank you for showing up for us during this challenging time. We have already been encouraged by your generosity, hope, and sense of interdependence.
In order to have a strong and nimble response to this crisis, we need your support! We hope you will consider making a donation today.
In response to what we’ve been hearing from you—our farmers, members, and community partners—we have created the NOFA-VT COVID-19 Response Fund. By giving to this fund, you will support both immediate and longer term change making.
First, your support will energize short-term needs like:
- Increasing our Farmer Emergency Fund to provide critical cash flow for farmers.
- Providing additional subsidized CSAs through our Farm Share program.
- Hiring dairy milking relief workers in case a dairy farmer or farm worker falls sick.
- Increasing our organizational capacity to support our COVID-19 response.
You will also help us develop longer-term solutions, like potent policy changes and awareness-raising, so we don’t just return to business as usual after this crisis.
In addition, if you are able, sharing a portion of your stimulus check is a creative way to support our COVID-19 response work. Your gift will provide critical support for farm workers, and food insecure Vermonters who are experiencing great need during this crisis.
Now is the moment to practice active hope and work diligently towards the future we all need, with community-led food systems that are secure and resilient in the face of future disruptions.
Your gift will help us build a thriving agricultural future for all in our communities. Together, onward!
Grace Oedel, NOFA-VT Executive Director
Financial support from our community members and partners is essential in allowing us to continue our work toward a more sustainable, viable, and equitable food system in Vermont and beyond. Please consider a tax-deductible donation in an amount that works for you.
NOFA Vermont (EIN 22-3260420) is a nonprofit, educational organization with 501(c)(3) status. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made to our General Fund or designated for specific programs such as the NOFA-VT COVID Response Fund, the NOFA-VT Farm Share program, or Farmer Emergency Fund.