Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients: October – December 2019
Each quarter, Skagit Valley Food Co-op selects four Tokens for Tomorrow recipients. With Tokens for Tomorrow, every time you bring in a reusable shopping bag, we honor your commitment to reducing waste with a token worth 5¢ to give to four local organizations doing great things for our community. Check out 2019’s 4th Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients:
Viva Farms is a non-profit Farm Business Incubator and Training Program established in 2009 to preserve sustainable farming by creating a strong and just local food system. It operates two locations in Skagit County, and one in King County. Viva lowers the barriers for beginning farmers, and creates the opportunity for success. Viva has educated over 700 small farmers (150+ Spanish speakers) in sustainable organic farming, and is currently incubating 24 independent farm businesses (7 Latino owned).
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) exists to ensure the economic viability of Skagit County agriculture and its required infrastructure through farmland protection, advocacy, research, education, and public awareness. Farming is valued and economically successful in Skagit County. The community understands the importance of protecting Skagit County’s farmland base and the farmers who depend upon it, and it looks to SPF as a thoughtful and articulate voice of conscience and pragmatism. Through SPF’s efforts, a legacy of successful farmers and protected farmland will be guaranteed for present and future generations.
PFLAG provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity. It works to create a society that is healthy and respectful to human diversity. PFLAG Skagit exists to provide support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ people and their loved ones who live among us, in our own neighborhoods and towns, in beautiful Skagit County.
Neighbors in Need
Skagit Valley Neighbors In Need has been open since 1972 and has served Skagit Valley continuously ever since. Neighbors in Need is the second largest food bank in the region serving about 2,000 families, totaling about 8,000 people a month. In 2018, Neighbors in Need distributed over 1,322,000 pounds of food through its various services: regular distribution days, Mobile Food program, Backpack programs, and support of local mental and sexual health units.