Millions of our neighbors’ struggle with food insecurity – making tough decisions between providing food on the table or gas in their tank. The latest numbers put the food insecure population at nearly 270 million globally. To put that in perspective, that equates to the population of Indonesia. Here in our own communities, 1 in 6 people don’t have enough food for a healthy lifestyle.
In 2020, the Community Farm raised $180,000 from Giving Tuesday and was able to grow and donate more than 178,000 healthy meals – which equals $1.3 million dollars-worth of food for our food pantry partners.
This year our goal is to raise $500,000 to diversify our crops and offer a larger variety of fruits, vegetables and protein, and feed even more people in need. Let’s fight hunger one meal at a time by supporting the JK Community Farm this Giving Tuesday.
To continue and expand operations at the Community Farm, we need your participation. By making a one-time gift or an annual contribution, your generous donation will increase the variety of produce that is grown to meet the nutritional and cultural needs of the community. Join us in our mission to provide nutrient-dense food for the food insecure in the DC metro region.