Thanks to Funders – New Wash Station at SBCA!

The Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA) just built a brand new wash station at their property in Wales!

New wash station on concrete at SBCA

Kristina Kalolo, the Markets Manager for Liberation Farms at SBCA, shares more about the process:

“Thanks to our many funding partners, including the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, we were able to build a beautiful wash and pack station on our new property in Wales. This spacious infrastructure allows room for washing produce, packing orders, storing materials, and electrical access for our mobile coolbot trailer. It is the first time we have been able to have our wash station on the same property as where we are growing all of our vegetables which will greatly increase food quality and save staff time from needing to drive to multiple locations to complete an order. We used it for the first time this week and were thrilled to have such a functional and efficient space.”

Other funders who made this project possible include: FRSAN-NE (Market Access + Inclusivity Cohort), MOFGA, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Woodard and Curran Foundation, and USDA Community Food Projects funding.