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 local soup kitchens and other organizations serving those in need. We donate an average of 600 pounds of produce and 170 dozen eggs each week, helping over 1,100 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.
Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. 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.
Casa San Juan. Our produce and eggs go into Family bags that are distributed to up to 80-110 families twice a month.
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance. Lend A Hand helps seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes by providing various services in 12 central neighborhoods. Felicia’s Farm donates some of the produce that goes out twice a month in 110 grocery bags to those needing assistance.
Our Place Clubhouse. A part of Coyote Task Force, Our Place Clubhouse provides a community of mutual support for adults in mental health recovery. Felicia’s Farm provides produce and eggs to help empower individuals with serious mental illness.
Ishkashitaa Refugee Network members glean from the Farm, harvesting purslane, lambs ear, and other items often thought of weeds in the U.S. to make nutritious meals with ingredients familiar to them from their homelands. We sometimes donate food to their members in need.
Casa Del La Luz and Peppi’s House (TMC) hospice programs receive flowers we grow (to draw pollinators to our plants) to brighten days for patients and their families.
Urban farming: In tandem with these efforts, Felicia’s Farm also educates the community about urban farming. In an average year, over 1,000 volunteers and visitors come to the farm and learn about the hunger issue in Tucson, growing their own food, raising chickens, and sustainable farming techniques.
Community: Felicia’s Farm is a place where connections are made, a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can give their time to help others. It’s a place of learning and participation. School groups, College students, Retirees, Special Needs Groups, Businesses, Non-Profit organizations, Community Service participants, and other Individuals work together to help donate top-quality produce and eggs to those in need in the community.