Vouchers 4 Veggies Impact Report

V4V 2021 Impact Report

The Vouchers 4 Veggies - EatSF team are excited to share their newly published 2021 Impact Report! The report recaps the growth and success of the program since its founding in 2015.

Vouchers 4 Veggies is a transformative program aimed at increasing access and affordability of healthy foods for low-income individuals and families by providing free vouchers for fruit and vegetables.

With seed funding from the Hellman Foundation, Vouchers 4 Veggies was launched in 2015 under the name EatSF in San Francisco. Founded by Dr. Hilary Seligman, a nationally recognized expert on the intersection between food insecurity and health,  with the Board of Supervisors’ Food Security Task Force, EatSF was originally designed to address the unique food security issues in San Francisco.

Since its launch, V4V has achieved rapid success – assisting thousands of individuals to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption by one serving per day, infusing millions of dollars in produce purchases into low-income neighborhoods, and supporting local food retailers. V4V has established strong multi-sector collaborations including hundreds of community distribution points for vouchers and a robust network of 30+ corner stores, grocers, and farmer’s markets that accept the vouchers.

V4V is recognized as a model for creating equitable local food systems and has been optimized for national replication, including programs in Los Angeles – CABoulder – CO, and Cumberland – VA.