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Help Gather Baltimore keep up with growing costs as we rescue and deliver ever more healthy produce to Baltimore's food deserts.
Help Gather Baltimore keep up with growing costs as we rescue and deliver ever more healthy produce to Baltimore's food deserts.
160 backers pledged $15,115 to help bring this project to life.

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Gather Baltimore is continuously expanding to serve ever larger numbers of the Baltimore Community. Over the years, we have seen a drastic increase in the need for healthy food options in Baltimore, where many neighborhoods face a constant struggle to access healthy food resources, even more so at affordable prices. This limitation in choice of food options has a pervasive negative health impact on our seniors and our children, but all ages are affected by the health conditions that stem from a poor diet. Simultaneously, we have witnessed vast quantities of food waste, to the detriment of our environment and community. Gather Baltimore is a movement of volunteers working together to address these issues, taking one problem- food waste- and turning it into a solution to the other. Many challenges lie ahead, and we look forward to learning from our mistakes and our successes alike. While we may not be able to solve these problems in their entirety, we feel that we can continue to come together as a community to enact change for the better in Baltimore. The greater the community involved, the greater the impact we can have. That’s why we need YOUR support. Please donate if you can, and do whatever you can to SHARE this project with others. And remember: what we are doing can be duplicated anywhere! Thank you and be healthy! -Arthur and all the Gather Baltimore Volunteers

Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges that Gather Baltimore faces are ; Continued upkeep of our equipment : From the beginning we have been very careful with our spending & extremely resourceful with locating equipment & supplies to keep our programs going. We have also been growing at a manageable pace . We see a great need for growth & the potential of expanding our services to reach many more residents by partnering with those organizations that can help us identify & serve those families & individuals in need . We realize that our strengths are gathering & collecting huge amounts of excess healthy food . We have formed relationships with local farmers & distributors over time that allow us to then reach out & work with communities & neighborhoods that have little or no access to healthy food resources . The challenge is also to not over extend yourself & over commit by making promises you can not keep . It is better to serve & be consistent along with dependable so you create a bond of trust with those that truly need your help . We do not want to create debt & then put ourselves in a position where we can't stick with our true mission. Kickstarter helps us take the next step in our growth as a successful organization. It also provides us with support from those who see the benefits of addressing the food waste epidemic we are facing along with helping so many people who can live a better life by getting this excess food .

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