San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Colorado Gives Day is a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 2,000 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state's nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online. The state's largest community giving movement has raised a total of $145.3 million since its inception in 2010.

If you value the work of the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition and would like to take part in ensuring that we can continue working toward our mission, "to foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem", we ask that you consider making a donation to our organization on Colorado Gives Day, December 5th, 2017. To access our profile, click the "Donate Now" button below, where you can donate on December 5th. You are also welcome to schedule a donation for the 5th using the instructions below, or by setting a reminder in you calendar via Add to Outlook, Add to Google Calendar, or Add to iCalendar. Thanks for your support!

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Can't wait until Colorado Gives Day? Donations can be scheduled ahead of time, starting on November 1, 2017.

  1. Go to to access the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition profile directly.
  2. Press the green or orange DONATE button. Enter or choose your donation amount and under Donation Frequency, choose the option CO GIVES DAY to schedule it to process on Dec. 5. Complete the other fields and click ADD TO CART.
  3. When all your scheduled donations are in the cart, finish checking out by clicking on PROCEED TO CHECKOUT, logging into or creating a donor account, entering or selecting your payment information, and then submit.

Interested in getting more involved with Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks ColoradoLiveWell Colorado is actively working to transform access to nutritious food in the entire state. One of its major programs, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), allows SNAP recipients to receive $1 for every $1 spent on SNAP-eligible food, up to $20. These "double up food bucks" can then be used to purchase fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB was started in 2016 and has helped people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. LiveWell Colorado is taking DUFB to the next level and is looking to develop and increase community engagement.

In order to do this, LiveWell will be working with partners across the state to develop the Community Food Advocates program. This program works with local ambassadors to share the DUFB program with community members and organizations to increase participation.

We are actively seeking current or past recipients of SNAP and DUFB participants as Community Food Advocates. We are currently looking for Advocates in Southwest Colorado (Montezuma and La Plata Counties, with some outreach in Archuleta and Dolores Counties), Denver, Garfield County, Montrose County, and the San Luis Valley.

Community Food Advocates will partner with community members to support the DUFB program. Advocates will promote and increase community participation in the program. Stipends are provided.
For more information, please review the additional PDF page »»

USDA Awards Farm to School Grant

SLV farm to school program awarded grant! Read full article at Valley Courier here »»

Preserve Food, Preserve Nutrients!

With the end of summer approaching, (can you believe it?) it is a great time to preserve fresh and local fruits and vegetables for months ahead. If you grow a garden or have a fruit tree, you may already know how fun and practical it can be to preserve excess produce for enjoyment all year long. Processing of any sort can affect the nutrition and health benefits of foods, sometimes negatively and sometimes positively. Have you ever wondered whether canned, frozen, dehydrated, or fresh produce is better for your health, and whether you should choose one over the other?
Read full Colorado State University Extension article here »»

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

Interested in getting more involved with Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

LiveWell Colorado is actively working to transform access to nutritious food.

Learn more about the Program and Advocacy Opportunities »»

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Local Foods, Local Places Workshop

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Veteran Fields Harvest Banquet

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Appreciation for our many sponsors who have made our work possible especially:

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Alamosa Marketing District

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters


Clif Bar Family Foundation

El Pomar Foundation

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

1st SouthWest Bank

Anschutz Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
RSF Social Finance

Colorado Gives

"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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