In direct response to the COVID-19 health pandemic, RTB launched a new project called Manifest Love — a collaborative endeavor that put healthy, local foods on the tables of families in New Bedford. At the heart of Manifest Love is a partnership between RTB’s Executive Director, Desa Van Laarhoven, and three New Bedford organizations led by women of color: YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) and NorthStar Learning Centers. The Executive Directors of these four organizations, Desa Van Laarhoven, Gail Fortes, Bernadette Souza, and Maria Rosario decided that RTB would provide free weekly food shares (similar to CSA shares) from early March into the fall (and possibly early winter) to approximately 125 local families directly connected to the organizations. Together we grew, gleaned, sourced, and distributed nutritious, organic, local food. We also created new and relevant educational resources, including videos, blogs and weekly letters. These were distributed with each share, along with photo identification of produce, nutritional information and recipes. Our partners at the YWCA meticulously translated each letter and video into Spanish and Portuguese for accessibility. NorthStar Learning Centers picked up the 125 shares every week at RTB and carefully dropped them at all of the partner sites, where each individual organization distributed the food, with love, directly to families. Manifest Love allowed us to provide healthy food and nutrition education to local families with limited access and financial means.