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Veggies for Vets

Veggies for Vets provides our clients with healthy, local CSA Shares

Housing Initiatives is proud to partner with Veggies for Vets, a local Warrior Songs initiative that raises resources to connect area veterans and their families to locally grown, organic produce.

Veggies for Vets provides weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) food shares through a partnership with Peacefully Organic Produce and CSA, a local farm co-owned by Steve Acheson, an Iraq War veteran. Peacefully Organic Produce aims to provide a peaceful place for veterans to return home, learn about organic agriculture, and build a stronger base of support around local food.

Thanks to Veggie for Vets and Peacefully Organic Produce, Housing Initiatives is receiving CSA shares this spring for delivery to 4 of our veteran clients.

“We already know Housing Initiatives is providing housing to vets working on recovery. We know they can help us connect with the vets in most need,” says Ron Arm, Veggie For Vets coordinator. “Partnering with Housing Initiatives combined with shares we distribute to veterans in need through the Dane County CVSO and Vets House are making this a real community effort to address and raise awareness of veteran issues.”

“This is an excellent opportunity to help some of our newly housed vets who are struggling with their physical and emotional recovery. Not only will the CSA’s provide important nourishment, but connecting these vets with Peacefully Organic is also a chance for them to visit the farm, meet other vets, and get introduced to an important support system,” says Tony Castaneda, Housing Initiatives Property Manager.

A huge thank to Veggie for Vets and Peacfully Organic Produce for their support of Housing Initiatives’ and our community’s veterans!