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Food Security

About Arise & Shine Food Security

Food plays a major role in the cultural and religious practices of many communities. When we think about culture, food is often one of the first things that comes to mind. However, the role food plays and the experiences communities have with food goes well beyond providing nourishment alone. For many immigrants and refugees facing hardships, the lack of availability or access in their new neighborhood to familiar food that caters to their culture can be even harder.


ARISE and Shine works with local community growers to provide culturally-specific food that is fresh and healthy and helps them reach the people who need it most. We work together to avoid food waste. We provide assistance with proper food storage tips to newcomers. We work together to help them preserve the quality and nutritional value of the foods they purchase, prevent food-borne illnesses caused by harmful bacteria and make the most of their food dollar by preventing spoilage.

Farm to Market

Most African Refugees have depended on agriculture as their primary source of income prior to their arrival to the United States.


The Majority of Immigrants and Refugees are familiar or used to farming.

Crops Education

Traditionally, many African Immigrant and Refugee farmers are born into family farming businesses.


Food brings people together, sit on the dining table and eat their differences.

Food Storage and Food Waste Prevention

Food plays a major role in the cultural and religious practices of any communities.

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