PURCELLVILLE, Va. – To help kick off the growing season, teams of volunteers will plant seeds all day and compete to raise funds to help support the work of The JK Community Farm, a separate nonprofit started by JK Moving Services to help alleviate hunger in the community. In all, volunteers will sow 9,000 seeds of a variety of vegetables on seven acres of land in this first annual Plant-a-Thon. The farm began last year to provide chemical free, healthy produce and protein to those struggling with food insecurity in the region. The farm donates the food to nonprofit partners, including Loudoun Hunger Relief, Fairfax-based Food for Others, and Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Saturday, May 18, 8am-6pm
JK Community Farm
35516 Paxson Road
The JK Community Farm started in 2018 when JK Moving CEO Chuck Kuhn wanted to expand the breadth of his family and company’s philanthropic investments in a way that upheld the company values and had lasting impact. After purchasing 150 acres in Purcellville, Va. and putting it into conservation easement, four acres were initially used to grow more than 16 types of chemical free vegetables. In addition, the Kuhn family donated beef, pork, and venison. Volunteers help maintain the farm, which produced the equivalent of 25,000 meals for those facing food insecurity in Loudoun County last year. The Plant-a-Thon will raise awareness about food insecurity in the region and help support the farm’s expansion to serve the greater region.
To cover the Plant-a-Thon, contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.