Not at all. It is not mandatory to sell the CSA for any cadet and there is no penalty if they don't participate. We do, of course, encourage participation to cover the >$2,000 annual cost per cadet in the program.
Purchasing the CSA for your own family can result in a donation of $52.50 for the Small Bounty and $64.50 for the Large Bounty to the Squadron. If every cadet accounted for one Small Bounty in the CSA, the sqaudron would receive nearly $12,000.
We do need to sell at least 15 CSAs to remain in the program. If we sell over 100, then we will receive the 15% plus an extra $500.
When you purchase the CSA, you support the local economy and buy direct from the farmer. The veggies you receive will have been picked ~24 hours prior to being on your table and are at the peak of their nutrition.
You and your family need to eat and so we simply hope that you'll consider the CSA to fill your table over the fifteen weeks to benefit the squadron and the local economy!