Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risk and benefits of food production.
The Green Urban Lunch Box’s (GULB) FruitShare program is a unique program that partners with fruit tree homeowners and community volunteers to harvest and distribute fruit that would otherwise go to waste. The harvested fruit is divided up between the tree owner, the volunteers who harvested it, and local hunger relief.
When a donor invests in the Green Urban Lunch Box, they are directly support GULB’s programs: Back-Farms, FruitShare, Small Farm Initiative, and our Free Farm Stands. 100% of monetary donation goes towards eliminating food insecurity and waste, while supporting local, urban farming efforts in Salt Lake County.
The Green Urban Lunch Box relies heavily on volunteers, but had to alter operations due to COVID-19. Instead of recruiting one-time volunteers, GULB recruited recurring volunteers.