If the Ada Street Farm is the heart of Feed Fannin, then our volunteers are its soul.
Feed Fannin began eight years ago with one simple vision—to grow vegetables to help feed the hungry in Fannin County. A group of friends got together, and that’s what they did. From that humble seed, Feed Fannin has grown.
Now that the fall harvest is underway, you might think the volunteers of Feed Fannin are looking forward to resting on their laurels until spring rolls around but that’s not the case—with Feed Fannin, helping the community is a year-round job.
You see, growing vegetables to feed the hungry is just a part of what Feed Fannin does to make a difference. Throughout the winter months, our volunteers will be working in other ways to help our Fannin County neighbors.
We’ll be helping the Family Connection Food Pantry by collecting and buying food, raising money and working at the pantry to supply food to needy families and individuals.
Our Education Committee will be planning programs and lining up speakers for our adult education series to teach folks about growing, preserving and preparing food and other garden related topics.
Feed Fannin volunteers will be assisting our local elementary schools with their youth gardening programs throughout the school year.
Our community garden volunteers will be cleaning and prepping the raised gardening beds at the Ada Street Farm that we rent at low cost to people to grow their own food.
Other volunteers will be planning and preparing for our annual Bowls of Hope fundraiser in the spring.
As for the Ada Street Farm, there are still crops to harvest and a winter cover crop to plant. Then the garden volunteers will start planning for next year’s garden.
The volunteers of Feed Fannin are a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and different skills. But they have one goal: to give back to their community. Without them, Feed Fannin would not exist.
If you would like to help us help others, check out the contact information on the back of this handout. Come play in the dirt with us.