Pacific Grown Impact
Educational Non Profit
As a non-profit based out of Carpinteria, we are committed to supporting our community through our dedication to fight food insecurity amongst our children and to support education surrounding nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. We believe all children should equally have consistent access to and understanding of nutritional and tasty food to allow them to grow and flourish in our community. When you support Pacific Grown Impact, you are supporting our farmers who farm our land, a network of chefs who prepare meals, our educators to teach our children, and our children with nutritious organic meals. Get in touch to see how we can better our community together!
Fighting Food Insecurity
Every day, thousands of children in Santa Barbara County do not get the meals they need to flourish. We work to get fresh, healthy food to people in need.
Pacific Grown Impact operates an organic vegetable farm. It donates 100% of its produce to help fight food insecurity for children in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara County. PGI partners with local restaurants, food drives and donates local Food Banks.
Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between critical basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.
Masking up for COVID19
As Santa Barbara County issues an order for community members to wear face masks in public to limit coronavirus, hospital and other health-care workers were still in need of N95 masks.
Last week, India Amarina and Collin Dvorak, of locally based Pacific Grown Organics, donated 500 N95 masks to VNA Health of Santa Barbara (formerly Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care) through their nonprofit arm Pacific Grown Impact. Read more.