Our food system is broken, and we are in pursuit of change. We believe that all people and all communities have the right to access nutritionally dense and culturally appropriate produce and protein.
Food insecurity refers to the inability to afford enough food for an active, healthy life. Common household responses to inadequate food supplies are food budget adjustments, and increased consumption of low cost, ultra processed, calorie dense foods with little nutritional value. Historically, much of the food donated to food pantries has been processed foods high in salt, fat, and sugar. These foods may alleviate hunger, but they do not provide the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. The USDA reports strong correlations between food insecurity, and negative health outcomes including a higher probability of diet related chronic disease – cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, kidney disease, and COPD
In Northern Virginia alone, 90,000 people are facing food insecurity, and 40% are children. We wish to enhance quality of life for those people by creating access to fresh food, and food education, with a focus on regenerative agriculture.
By the end of 2022, the JK Community Farm is expected to produce 230,000 lbs of local, fresh, chemical-free produce and protein for our food pantry partners.