Fresh food for those most in need: Felicia’s Farm provides eggs and fresh produce to give a much needed nutritional boost to the homeless and hungry in Tucson. Felicia’s Farm donates 100% of the vegetables and eggs produced on the farm to a local soup kitchen and donates an average of 200 pounds of produce and 125 dozen eggs each week, helping over 1,000 very low income/homeless people have improved nutrition. We are always striving to produce more food sustainably and with your help, we can do more.
Currently our beneficiary is Casa Maria soup kitchen and they utilize everything the farm produces. Director Brian Flagg stated the Felicia’s Farm donations are a huge help. Produce goes in family food bags and in the soup served on site. Eggs are hard boiled and given in the take away lunch bags (clients often ask if there is an egg in their lunch bag). Casa Maria serves between 500 and 800 people each day. Once production has increased, we will donate to other food pantries.
Urban farming: In tandem with these efforts Felicia’s Farm also educates the community about urban farming. In 2016 we had 750 volunteers and visitors to the farm who learned about growing their own food, raising chickens, and sustainable farming techniques.