For many residents of Marylandís Takoma/Langley Crossroads, a diverse, largely immigrant community, food that was fresh, local, healthy, and affordable was simply out of reach Ė until, that is, Crossroads opened its seasonal farmers market in 2007. It was the first market in Maryland to accept federal nutrition benefits and the first in the country to match those benefits with coupons of equal value Ė an innovative model that has been replicated in 500 locations around the country. In addition, Crossroadsí Healthy Eating Program educates students and parents at three elementary schools about what healthy eating really means, and its Microenterprise Training Program helps entrepreneurs explore opportunities for food-related businesses in the community. Your contribution today puts fresh food on someoneís table tomorrow.

Awards & Recognition

Crossroads Board Member Steve Mandel was honored with the Individual Making a Difference Award by the Nonprofit Village in 2015
Programs Manager Michelle Dudley received an Azalea Award from the Takoma Foundation in 2014
Board President Lorig Charkoudian was named one of Marylandís Top 100 Women in 2014 and received the Montgomery Serves Award for volunteer work in 2013
CCFN received Slow Food DCís Snail of Approval Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014


    Budget (FY2013)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • The current budget for Crossroads Community Food Network is: Less than $500k

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