Fare For All stretches food bill

March is National Nutrition Month, and Emergency Foodshelf Network’s (EFN) Fare For All program is a great way for individuals or families to “get your plate in shape” and afford nutritious, quality foods at 30 to 40 percent less than grocery store prices.

The National Nutrition Month campaign, titled “get your plate in shape,” is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Fare For All, a co-operative food buying program of the Emergency Foodshelf Network, has brought Twin Cities communities together for one single purpose:  affordable and healthful food. The Fare For All program purchases fresh produce and quality meat in bulk and packages them with the help of volunteers.

“(Fare For All) saves us money and encourages us to eat a more balanced and healthy diet,” said a Fare For All shopper during the recent survey. Another shopper said, “We like the variety of the fresh fruits and veggies each month.”

Oftentimes, grocery stores or smaller corner stores only stock limited amounts of fresh produce that is priced out of a family’s budget or are of sub-par quality. The food access Fare For All provides is available to anyone looking to stretch their budget.