Farming 4 Hunger has so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season! As you think about what you are thankful for, we ask that you consider a year-end donation. Your money goes a very long way here at the Farm since we are heavily volunteer-run and have the support of many helping hands when we need them. But we still need money to help us run smoothly and efficiently. Help those who deserve a second chance. Help our youth learn to avoid drugs and addiction. Help our hunger community eat better with fresh meals. Help strengthen our community from the inside out. No donation is too small. Believe me, everyone in these pictures feels your love when you donate.
2nd Chance Citizens Initiative:
9 new men have joined our team bringing our total to 100 from inception – all who have left the system are gainfully employed
Strengthened our workforce investment program with a new MOU from the Department of Corrections Experienced increased donations of money and time
We’ve gone to several schools to teach elementary students about healthy ecosystems, and healthy lifestyles
The fresh food we provide to the hunger community is also being sold to the general community
We have set up a Farmer’s Market at St. Charles Town Center and are collaborating to do more
The men have learned more skills, had assistance with remedial education, been certified in forklift and tractor operations, have passed their driving tests, learned how to take care of the animals, oversee the hydroponics system, and gotten family sustaining employment upon release!
Our Youth Initiative has exploded:
Participated in 3 high school assemblies, including Calvert High’s Mock Crash, to bring our message about drugs and alcohol to the students, and Rico goes to the high school classes regularly reinforcing the message
1,000,000 pounds will be delivered by the time our harvest season ends.
The Community has come out in droves, churches, local businesses, youth groups, individuals, international groups and more.
To find out more about Farming 4 Hunger, please visit: http://www.farming4hunger.com/