We founded FarmLink to help serve all communities in need. Our team stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we are here to connect with those in need of our service. Many of the food banks that FarmLink has helped deliver food to thus far serve communities of color that are food insecure as a result of our country’s long history of racism and systemic injustice. We understand that there are disruptions to the food system facing these communities, with restricted access to proper nutrition and sustenance in general. If you live in or know of a community that would benefit from a shipment of fresh produce, please let us know. In addition to supporting food banks and organizations that serve communities of color, FarmLink stands with farmers, growers, and agricultural workers of color.
If you have feedback on how else FarmLink can help out during this time, do not hesitate to reach out. It is our responsibility, as well as everyone else's, to listen, learn, and take action. We are determined to serve as an ally to people of color and take care of those around us. For a brief update on our work this past week, FarmLink helped connect:
80,000 pounds of onions from a farm in Moses Lake, Washington to Alameda County Food Bank (Oakland, California) and the Children’s Hunger Fund (Los Angeles, California).
40,000 pounds of onions from a farm in Parma, Idaho to The Armory (San Jose, California).
18,900 pounds of watermelon from Full Harvest in California to The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (San Diego, California).
4,000 gallons of milk from a dairy farm in Hamilton, New York to The Campaign Against Hunger in NYC. The Campaign Against Hunger is a nonprofit that operates out of Brooklyn, delivering an assortment of fresh produce to families in need. Since March, TCAH has provided close to 4 million meals to individuals across NYC!
We are extremely grateful for the generous donations that FarmLink has received since the start, helping reduce hunger and food waste across the United States. Therefore, instead of donating to FarmLink this week, we ask that you donate to an organization of your choice that supports the BLM movement. It could be a memorial fund, bail fund, community fund, legal defense fund, or anything else! Thank you for supporting FarmLink’s mission and helping those who need it most. Sincerely,
The FarmLink Team