Giving Compass' Take:
- Elizabeth Eaton reports on a partnership between The Common Market and World Central Kitchen that helped distribute more than 10,000 boxes of produce to Texans affected by February's winter storm.
- Why are partnerships a critical component of disaster response? How can funders support cooperation between non-profits, especially during emergencies?
- Read about disaster relief.
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After winter storms swept across Texas, leaving crops frozen and homes powerless, The Common Market partnered with the international nonprofit World Central Kitchen to distribute thousands of boxes of locally grown produce to communities in need.
“Both of our organizations prioritize underserved communities,” Smith says of World Central Kitchen. “Our existing infrastructure, access to sustainable farms, and ability to make deliveries throughout the community made us perfect partners to get food out into communities often overlooked and underserved throughout the region.”
Along with helping hungry communities, the partnership also supports Texas farms, many of which saw crop losses and infrastructure damage from the storms.
“Thankfully, regional food systems are resilient. Our community partners are resilient,” Smith says. “It’s about feeding people and providing nutrition, and it’s also about quality, having our produce boxes communicate ‘you matter’ to families.”
Read the full article about partnerships in Texas by Elizabeth Eaton at Food Tank.