Dreaming Out Loud (DOL) is one of the organizations that has expanded their efforts during the pandemic thanks to grants from the ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund. DOL creates economic opportunities for marginalized communities by operating a local sourcing food hub that supports small local farms (60 percent are farmers of color and 70 percent are women) and Black-owned food enterprises in feeding the DC and MD region through farmers markets and community supported agriculture.
“With support from ReFED's COVID-19 Fund, Dreaming Out Loud was able to build critical capacity and utilize key infrastructure to support our food recovery efforts. We are proud that our food recovery efforts were highly cooperative, involving nonprofit and community-based organizations, as well as food entrepreneurs from our DREAM Food Enterprise program. In total, we produced more than 70,000 meals and delivered groceries to 1,300 individuals and families weekly through November 2020 with resources provided by ReFED."
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