Did you know that right here in Tucson there are thousands of people who struggle every day to get enough healthy food to eat? Our founder was inspired to help his community and honor his wife’s memory by growing and donating fresh food. Each week, Felicia’s Farm donates an average of 700 pounds of produce and 170 dozen eggs to a local soup kitchen, helping 1,300 very low income and/or homeless people have better food to eat. Felicia's Farm can only continue with your help.
- In 2017 we donated over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and over 6,900 dozen eggs! That’s over 82,000 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
Marvin Kirchler is Executive Director for Felicia’s Farm. Marv was a good friend of Felicia’s and has been involved since the start of the farm in 2009. Marv helped build the chicken coop! Marv has worked with the Farm staff for many years and is involved in many ways. Marv and his wife have owned and still operate HEM and HER Bridal in Tucson
Outreach and Education. Cathy works to increase Felicia’s Farm’s impact at the farm and in the community. Cathy produces and manages communications, plans and coordinates farm activities, and designs and implements volunteer and educational activities.
Production Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Alex is passionate about sustainable growing practices and making nutrient-dense foods more readily available to everyone. Alex leads the production and works with volunteers around the farm to accomplish the day-to-day tasks that help us provide fresh eggs and produce to those in need in Tucson.