Common Good City Farm operates in LeDroit Park, DC, with a mission to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Now, perhaps more than ever before, our work is critical for families in D.C. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our city, exacerbating the inequities inherent in our food system and rendering a record number of people jobless. We are both responding to challenges and anticipating future opportunities, understanding that we’re living in unprecedented times.

UPDATE:

Our initial goal was to fund the continuation of growing vegetables and fruits on our .5 acre farm. Over the last few months we've seen how much the need for food support has increased due to the financial and health stressors of COVID-19. Because our farm isn't big enough to support everyone in need, we started sourcing additional produce boxes to give out in May, and have continued ever since. 

Here's what we've done so far:

- Distributed more than 900 boxes of produce to more than 150 families, a total of 31,000 servings of veggies and fruits!

- Continued to give away all produce grown on the farm (after honoring 8 CSA shares purchased before COVID and providing staff shares)


What's next?


Before Produce Plus Direct started, we were giving out 145 boxes per week to our neighbors. Now, we are participating in Produce Plus Direct, distributing 225 boxes to our most vulnerable neighbors, but there's still so much need from folks that didn't qualify for Produce Plus or were placed on a waitlist. We still have 80-100 families that need produce each week.

We've done the math. We need to raise about $25,000 more to support purchasing additional produce to distribute to our neighbors. For $25,000 we will:

- Purchase more than $60,000 (retail value) in produce

- Support 400 families

- Provide more than 80,000 servings of vegetables and fruits


Will you help us feed our neighbors during this crisis? If you aren't able to support us right now, we understand! Please consider posting about this on social media, or emailing it to friends and family. We believe in our network of supporters and the power of our community to support one another in tough times.




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Impact of COVID-19:

Our nonprofit will lose almost all of our earned income for the year (projected to be $35,000).  Additionally, we are already hearing from funders that they are pulling committed grant funds due to COVID-19 ($5000 worth of grant funds so far), and expect that the pandemic will also lead to further delays and re-prioritizing of funds. 

At the same time, our organization is pivoting our operations to ensure that we can still serve our community during this time. We're currently accepting produce donations from local farms, packaging bags, and distributing them to households who need food as well as coordinating with other organizations to feed neighborhoods across the city. We are committed to making sure that we can meet the food needs of our farm stand customers and anyone else in our neighborhood who needs food. These changes cost extra money -- not less.

To support students and their parents, we launched a grow-along home program to help parents share the growing experience with their kids. Each week we'll be posting updates about the plants in our Youth Garden and providing lessons and opportunities for youth and their families to follow along and ask questions. If you have a child in your life who wants to join us, you can order a grow-along kit here. Kits are free, with a suggested donation of $10. Stay tuned for our upcoming DC Urban Farms Virtual Field Trip in collaboration with City Blossoms and the Washington Youth Garden.

We know that producing food - and empowering our families to produce their own food - is essential. Will you help us feed and educate families in need in DC? Your funds will fortify the DC community, making us stronger and more resilient both now and in the future. Donate right now, or create a personal fundraising page to ask your network to donate as well.

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Common Good City Farm operates in LeDroit Park, DC, with a mission to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Now, perhaps more than ever before, our work is critical for families in D.C. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our city, exacerbating the inequities inherent in our food system and rendering a record number of people jobless. We are both responding to challenges and anticipating future opportunities, understanding that we’re living in unprecedented times.

UPDATE:

Our initial goal was to fund the continuation of growing vegetables and fruits on our .5 acre farm. Over the last few months we've seen how much the need for food support has increased due to the financial and health stressors of COVID-19. Because our farm isn't big enough to support everyone in need, we started sourcing additional produce boxes to give out in May, and have continued ever since. 

Here's what we've done so far:

- Distributed more than 900 boxes of produce to more than 150 families, a total of 31,000 servings of veggies and fruits!

- Continued to give away all produce grown on the farm (after honoring 8 CSA shares purchased before COVID and providing staff shares)


What's next?


Before Produce Plus Direct started, we were giving out 145 boxes per week to our neighbors. Now, we are participating in Produce Plus Direct, distributing 225 boxes to our most vulnerable neighbors, but there's still so much need from folks that didn't qualify for Produce Plus or were placed on a waitlist. We still have 80-100 families that need produce each week.

We've done the math. We need to raise about $25,000 more to support purchasing additional produce to distribute to our neighbors. For $25,000 we will:

- Purchase more than $60,000 (retail value) in produce

- Support 400 families

- Provide more than 80,000 servings of vegetables and fruits


Will you help us feed our neighbors during this crisis? If you aren't able to support us right now, we understand! Please consider posting about this on social media, or emailing it to friends and family. We believe in our network of supporters and the power of our community to support one another in tough times.




------------


Original:


Impact of COVID-19:

Our nonprofit will lose almost all of our earned income for the year (projected to be $35,000).  Additionally, we are already hearing from funders that they are pulling committed grant funds due to COVID-19 ($5000 worth of grant funds so far), and expect that the pandemic will also lead to further delays and re-prioritizing of funds. 

At the same time, our organization is pivoting our operations to ensure that we can still serve our community during this time. We're currently accepting produce donations from local farms, packaging bags, and distributing them to households who need food as well as coordinating with other organizations to feed neighborhoods across the city. We are committed to making sure that we can meet the food needs of our farm stand customers and anyone else in our neighborhood who needs food. These changes cost extra money -- not less.

To support students and their parents, we launched a grow-along home program to help parents share the growing experience with their kids. Each week we'll be posting updates about the plants in our Youth Garden and providing lessons and opportunities for youth and their families to follow along and ask questions. If you have a child in your life who wants to join us, you can order a grow-along kit here. Kits are free, with a suggested donation of $10. Stay tuned for our upcoming DC Urban Farms Virtual Field Trip in collaboration with City Blossoms and the Washington Youth Garden.

We know that producing food - and empowering our families to produce their own food - is essential. Will you help us feed and educate families in need in DC? Your funds will fortify the DC community, making us stronger and more resilient both now and in the future. Donate right now, or create a personal fundraising page to ask your network to donate as well.