New Roots executive director Karyn Moscowitz celebrates Rosh Hashanah at a Fresh Stop with a bounty of local apples.

The Gendler Grapevine Project extends our congratulations to one of our 2015 grantees New Roots Inc. Representatives of the Louisville, Kentucky-based organization have been invited to the White House to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss their successful efforts of connecting low-income people with healthy, fresh food.

The Gendler Grapevine Project supports a New Roots-guided project called “Interfaith Farm to Preschool Initiative,” which connects Adath Jeshurun, a conservative synagogue, and Living Faith Christian Ministries, an African American Church and their Cherish Forever Preschool, to ensure that the children and their families have access to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables through increased participation in the New Roots Fresh Stop Project and other programs.

To learn more about the organization and their trip to the White House, click here.