Crop Swap LA™ hasn’t stopped yet when it comes to its mission of ending food insecurity.
The company has announced that it will receive $4 million from The California Budget Act of 2021. The selection is a major move for Crop Swap LA™ as it continues to work to eradicate food insecurity and create hyper-local access to organically grown food through the use of sustainable agriculture practices.
“Our team and supporters are thrilled to see this commitment of confidence, funds, and opportunity to the urgent need to grow nutrient-rich food directly within our communities,” continued Crop Swap LA Founder, Jamiah E. Hargins in the statement. “The funds will enable Crop Swap LA to continue its mission, widen its impact, and deepen its resolve. The people of California who contributed through these funds can feel satisfied knowing that our team is committed to redefining the spirit and intention of community-sourced food production. Senator Kamlager has made a direct investment in the community she represents, and literally, put money where our mouths are.”
In addition to the recent news, the company has also launched the Asante Microfarm, a front lawn in South LA that uses recycled rainwater and provides 50 local families with organically grown produce.
Plus, they also recently announced the completion of a Meditation and Produce community garden located at the St. Mark United Methodist Church Faith Community Coalition.
“A historic year of challenges calls for historic investments,” said Senator Sydney K. Kamlager (D – Los Angeles) in an official press release about the news. “This budget is rebuilding California and rights some ships that have been sinking for some time. This is an economic justice budget. In my first term as Senator, I feel honored to vote on a budget that addresses homelessness and health care disparities, invests in education, and truly prioritizes economic and racial justice.”
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