To echo the words of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association on June 5th, Growing to Give condemns race-based violence and stands in solidarity with black lives. Like MOFGA, as a white-led organization with a largely white volunteer and donor community, Growing to Give is committed to doing more to address the harms caused by past and current systems of racial oppression as they continue to have a devastating impact on communities of color, including barriers that limit access to healthy food, and barriers that limit access to the institutions of social change, including nonprofit organizations such as Growing to Give. We encourage the broader Growing to Give community to review the important statement and informational links provided by MOFGA.

Patty Carton and John Newlin
Co-directors, Growing to Give