Located in rural Plumas County, California, a nonprofit focused on food security called Lost Sierra Food Project owns and operates Rugged Roots Farm. In response to food insecurity in the pandemic, the farm started an Honor System Fridge that makes local food more accessible to the community. The fridge lists prices and asks patrons to take what they would like and leave the appropriate amount of money. So far, the fridge has never been short. The fridge was especially helpful at the beginning of the pandemic when many typical grocery stores were out of fresh vegetables. The farm also provides weekly produce boxes at free or reduced prices for those in need or in exchange for volunteer work on the farm. #covid-19 #rural #foodsecurity
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