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Grow-a-Row for 54220

Lettuce Feed Our Neighbors in Need!

$27,428 raised

$60,000 goal

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Dig-in and help ensure access to fresh produce for our community!

In the heart of Manitowoc County, the need for fresh produce is pressing, and our community is rising to meet this challenge. We're dedicated to addressing food insecurity head-on. Our mission is clear: to ensure that no neighbor goes hungry. But we need your help to cultivate this vision.

At our community-based hydroponic farm & garden, we're not just growing produce – we're cultivating hope, nourishing families, and empowering individuals through meaningful work and education. With your support, we can expand our impact, reach more hungry neighbors, and sow the seeds for a brighter future.

Since last spring, our food pantry visits have surged by 44%. This alarming statistic underscores the urgency of our mission. Yet, we're not just providing sustenance; we're sowing the seeds of change. Our efforts extend beyond immediate relief to foster sustainable solutions for future generations.

Behind every bag of leafy greens and serving of fresh produce lies a story of resilience and community. Our expenses cover everything from the labor of dedicated workers to essential supplies and utilities. By joining our cause, you're not just funding fresh produce – you're supporting a holistic program that provides vital resources to those in need.

Our Need:

With food pantry visits on the rise, our mission has never been more critical. We aim to raise a minimum of $60,000, or half of our annual farm budget, by June 30th to fuel our hydroponic farm and garden efforts in covering labor, supplies and equipment, utilities, and more. Your contribution will directly support the planting, growing, harvesting, and distribution of fresh produce to our community.

Your Generous Impact:

  • Grows over 47,000 servings of fresh produce for our community.
  • Provides 11,500 bags of produce to your neighbors in need.
  • Harvests over 3 tons of leafy greens.
  • Cultivates community goodwill with over 400 meaningful volunteer opportunities annually.
  • Supports new green careers in urban and hydroponic farming.
  • Empowers our community by providing free garden-based and nutrition programing.

How You Can Help:

  1. Give: Your donation can help us plant and maintain rows or garden beds at our community plots. Every dollar counts towards providing nutritious food for those who need it most.
    • Eight Vegetable Servings of Fresh Produce: $20
    • Full Row of Vegetable Plants: $80
    • Half-Garden Bed of Vegetable Plants: $160
    • Whole Raised-Garden Bed of Vegetable Plants: $320
    • Four Plantings of One Hydroponic FlexFarm: $2500
  2. Grow: Consider dedicating a portion of your own garden to growing extra produce for donation. Together, we can amplify our impact and ensure even more families have access to fresh, healthy food.
  3. Support: Volunteer your time and skills to help us tend to our crops, pack produce, or assist with educational programs. Your hands-on support is invaluable in our mission to end hunger.
  4. Share: Spread the word about our campaign with friends, family, and followers. Together, we can raise awareness and inspire others to join our cause.

Thank you for standing with us in the fight against hunger. With your support, we can continue to provide dignified access to nutritious food and create a future where no one in Manitowoc County goes to bed hungry. Together, let's sow the seeds of change and cultivate a healthier, more vibrant community for all. Join us as we Grow-a-Row for 54220 and make a difference, one serving of vegetables at a time!