Raincross Farms, LLC has entered relationships with multiple nonprofit, 501(c),3 companies and foundations, along with multiple community organizations and local government in order to bolster our local food economies. See our Partners
Raincross Farms operates multi-land unit production farms and provides workforce development by teaching life skills and job skills in the context of farming, fostering food and financial security, expanding the availability of foods produced and consumed locally and managing efficiently human and natural resources.
Farms are logical employment training grounds due to the technical as well as non-technical demands and skills necessary to succeed.
What is the problem?
As in many other regions across our country, there exists a lack of farmers. There are also “Food Deserts”. Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas.
- ~ 40% of Riverside is considered a “disadvantaged community”
- 19.8% child food insecurity rate
- 36.4% adult obesity rate
- 67% of adults eat fast foods at least one a week
There is a paucity of locally grown foods available for consumers in the local economy. Of all food consumed in Riverside, less than 2% is purchased locally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are only 1/3 the number of farmers required for our region. Given just these two statistics, it is no wonder that Riverside is importing the bulk of their food.
Every loaf of bread unnecessarily imported to our community translates to the leakage of bread dollars outside the economy.
Help us keep our “bread dollars” within our local economy.
We are seeking social impact and equity investors to help us achieve our collective goals.
Won’t you please consider being part of our Team?
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