Help us bring attention to this hot button issue!
One thing the pandemic has revealed is the absolute need for fresh, healthy food access for all and sustainable local markets. Our dependence on national and international food supply led to us experiencing empty shelves and poor food options. This is not sustainable.
Our goal is to bring attention to the importance of supporting food economies, farms and producers in our region.
1. GET YOUR CAMERA
Record yourself or have a friend record you eating a spicy hot pepper!
2. SHARE YOUR MESSAGE
Explain why eating healthy or access to healthy food is important to you!
Pick two or three friends that you think can #turnuptheheat and call them out!
Make a $10 donation to Capital Roots and tag @CapitalRootsNY in your post!
This is your chance to start a dialog!
Fresh food access effects us all.
“This past year has had a devastating impact on vulnerable families in our area, compounding many challenges including access to healthy and nutritious food. Capital Roots has made it their mission to provide affordable access to healthy food for our community which is key to living healthier and more productive lives. I am happy to support and participate in today’s launch of Capital Roots’ Hot Pepper Challenge!”
John McDonald III
NYS Assemblyman, 108th District
“CDPHP is happy to support this unique and spicy fundraiser hosted by Capital Roots. “We are proud to share that our long-term support of many Capital Roots programs, including the Veggie Mobile® and Veggie Mobile® Sprout, continued throughout the pandemic, allowing continuous access to fresh fruits and vegetables.”
Dr. John D. Bennett
President and CEO, CDPHP
“Access to healthy, fresh food is an ongoing issue in our region. The pandemic not only made access that much more difficult, but also significantly increased the number of individuals—adults and children—who are impacted by food insecurity. For years, Capital Roots has been an invaluable partner toward ending the lack of access to healthy food and we are proud to be a part of the hot pepper challenge which will undoubtedly bring awareness to this important issue.”
Vice President of Community Engagement, MVP