Through the Grow Food for Good (GFG) program, Kinship Farm connects home/farm growers to local food pantries. Kinship Farm collects fresh grown produce and eggs, provides tax deductible receipts, cleans and packages donations as needed, and then delivers all donations to a local food pantry. Would you like to contribute to the food security of your community? You can do any of the following:
- Identify a senior home or church where Kinship Farm can install a planting bed that will feed local residents and donate any excess, through GFG, to a local food pantry.
- Through GFG, donate any part of your existing home/farm fresh produce production to a local food pantry. To make donations easy, we will pick them up from you and deliver them for you.
- Introduce us to local home/farm produce growers who might be willing, through GFG, to donate any part of their production to a local food pantry.
- Raise baby chicks with your kids, grandkids, or school students, and then donate them, through GFG, to a local home/farm who will, through GFG, contribute at least half of their egg production to a local food pantry. Chicks and related supplies may be provided if needed—see chick details below.
- Accept grown chicks into your home/farm flock and then, through GFG, donate at least half of their egg production to a local food pantry. Grown chicks will be free but NO supplies will be provided—see chick details below.
- Through GFG, donate any part of your existing home/farm flock egg production to a local food pantry. To make donations easy, we will pick them up from you and deliver them for you.
- Introduce us to local home/farm poultry growers who are willing, through GFG, to donate any part of their existing home/farm flock egg production to a local food pantry.
All applications and contracts should be filled out, signed, and sent in to email@example.com. We regret that not every request can be fulfilled. Selected applicants will be notified in writing that their application has been accepted and then specific plans will be solidified.
Those interested in a complimentary pick-up of produce or eggs can send in their paperwork at any time. If you are within our pickup range, we will schedule a regular pickup window with you.
Applications and contracts for the produce program must be completed and signed by June 1st.
Applications and contracts for the egg program must be completed and signed by March 21st.
Raising Kinship Farm chicks with kids, grandkids, and students is a wonderful opportunity to connect them with nature and their community.
If your application is accepted, Kinship Farm will select and provide six chicks, care guidelines, and all the necessary housing, heat lamp, bedding, feed, grit, and dispensers. You will have the opportunity to raise the chicks indoors for approximately 5 months (from around April to September), in your home, garage, classroom, or church. You must promise to keep the chicks inside where there are no predators (like cats, etc.), to keep their bedding clean, and to keep their food, grit, and water fresh and topped up. You may appropriately name each, and should regularly and gently hand-cuddle them so they can mature into friendly, well socialized chickens. In September, you must return all equipment, excess food, and grit.
In September, those who have raised chicks can either keep them as part of their own flock, and through GFG, donate at least half of their egg production to a local food pantry.
Some people may choose to return the chicks to Kinship Farm, who through GFG, will find them a good home, where the majority of their eggs will be donated to a local food pantry.
Please direct all questions about our Grow Food for Good program to firstname.lastname@example.org