Farm Sets 2020 Goals to Alleviate Hunger in DMV
STERLING, Va. – JK Community Farm (Farm), a 150-acre farm in Purcellville, Virginia that grows crops and livestock and donates them to nonprofits to alleviate hunger, has announced the addition of three new board members—David Joubran, Brad Nicklin, and Denis MacFarlane—and set its 2020 harvest goals.
“We are excited to have amazing representation from the business community on the JK Community Farm board. Having a strong board is critical to meeting the needs of our community and achieving our mission to combat hunger,” explained Samantha Kuhn, Executive Director, JK Community Farm.
David Joubran is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Acumen Solutions, a global, privately-held business and technology consulting firm focused on providing innovative solutions to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies and a Salesforce Global Strategic Partner. Brad Nicklin, Baker Tilly audit partner and East region real estate and construction practice leader, works closely with private equity investment real estate portfolio companies and privately held property owners. Denis MacFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Infinitive, a digital transformation consultancy serving some of the largest companies in the world. These new board members will serve alongside Farm Board Chair Chuck Kuhn, JK Moving CEO; Farm Board Secretary Tina Buckley, JK Moving Executive Assistant; Board Treasurer Harry Ross, CPA Ross and Associates, and Farm Executive Director Samantha Kuhn.
JK Community Farm, a 501(c)3 nonprofit started in 2018 with the support of JK Moving Services, seeks to have a lasting and healthy impact on struggling families within the Washington, DC metro region by growing and donating chemical free, healthy produce and
protein to those struggling with food insecurity. In 2019, the Farm donated 114,141 pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 91,312 healthy, organic meals, and hosted over 3,000 volunteers. The food was distributed by nonprofit partners: Loudoun Hunger Relief, Food for
Others and Arlington Food Assistance Center. In addition, the Farm added a high tunnel for season extension, 12 biointensive raised beds, and expanded its corporate team building efforts.
For 2020, the Farm expects to donate 135,000 pounds of food (108,000 meals) and will expand donations into Washington, DC through a partnership with Community Foodworks. The Farm team is also starting an herb program, growing in an additional high tunnel, focusing on food and nutrition education programs, and transforming its barn into an education center, food prep and teaching kitchen. www.jkcommunityfarm.org.