Why Felicia’s Farm

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    • In the first 3 months of 2019,  we donated 5,174 pounds of fresh produce and 2,872 dozen eggs. (That’s 34,464 eggs!) That’s a lot of protein!
    • In 2017 we built an education ramada so we can more comfortably host field trips and work days! Now our volunteers have a large shady place to take water breaks and work on sedentary projects
    • Locally grown, freshly picked produce has higher nutrition content
    • Incorporating a significant proportion of fresh fruits and vegetables is a common challenge facing many soup kitchens around the country
    • The farm preserves open space and farmland in an area of Tucson traditionally farmed for many years, and allows community members to help others in need in Tucson.
    • Our chickens are kept in a humane, free range chicken coop
    • Reduced carbon footprint because food travels less
    • We strive for sustainable, long term farm management techniques. We make all our own compost and soil amendments, and use organic pesticides sparingly and responsibly
    • We partner with other hunger relief organizations including the Community Food Bank and Iskashitaa Refugee Network to increase our impact and reduce duplication of effort
    • The farm serves as a wonderful, powerful example of how each of us can positively impact hunger and poor nutrition in our community
    • We host school field trips, corporate service days, scout groups and others who learn how they can make a difference
  • When you give someone food that is grown with love, that is fresh and delicious, that you would be proud to serve at your table, you are also giving a message that that person is valued. You are giving them food they can build a life on