Waltham Community Walk For Food
Welcome to the Waltham Community Walk for Food, presented by First Lutheran Church, Temple Beth Israel and Waltham Fields Community Farm. All three organizations are excited to raise awareness and support around the ability to make fresh, local produce available to our community. On the morning of April 30, we will meet at Waltham Fields Community Farm and at 11am, we walk as a united community to Waltham Common - roughly 1.5 miles away. There we will have a small celebration of this accomplishment for ourselves and our community. 100% of the funds raised from the Waltham Community Walk for Food will go directly to the costs of operating and growing food for the Outreach Market.
The Waltham Fields Outreach Market is a once-a-week farm stand for low-income households, open from July through October on Tuesday afternoons. At the Market, customers can fill a reusable bag with fresh, Waltham Fields-grown vegetables. These bags are free with a voucher from one of our partner organizations or for $5, using cash or SNAP benefits. Waltham Fields partners with 14 social service organization in and around Waltham to help spread the word and distribute vouchers to anyone who may want to give the Outreach Market a try. Last year, the average value of each bag was $36.47, giving each household an incredible 5 to 1 value! You can find the Outreach Market open on Tuesdays, from 4:00-6:30 pm at the corner of Crescent St. and Cherry St. in Waltham from July 18 through October 10, 2017.
On behalf of First Luthern Church, Temply Beth Israel and Waltham Fields Community Farm, thank you for contributing to your community!