Providing fresh, healthy food to the needy in our community is core to Farm to Pantry’s mission. And we accomplish this in a multitude of ways. Becoming Independent (BI) is a community-based service organization that helps people with disabilities live meaningful and productive lives. This close-knit partnership allows our staff and volunteers to collaborate with BI clientele -- gleaning, logging and delivering the same healthy food we’re passionate about. Yes, BI members gain life skills by working with our adult team members. Better yet, they also learn the lifelong importance of also serving the community they live in. Us? Well, we have the honor of cultivating a personal, long-term relationship with each BI team member and watch them grow and develop as lifelong contributors. It’s pretty heartwarming.