In 2020 we gave 19,770 pounds of produce to local hunger relief organizations! This is our highest ever total in our program - meeting the needs of our food insecure community during a year where so many were struggling.
In 2019, we gave 13,000 pounds of produce!
Millions of people worldwide suffer from hunger and undernutrition. A major factor contributing to this problem is food insecurity, a condition that exists when people lack sustainable physical or economic access to enough safe, nutritious, and socially acceptable food for a healthy and productive life.The lack of access to high quality fresh produce has been identified as one of the leading causes of the obesity epidemic.
Montgomery County, PA is one of America’s the most affluent places to live. However, more than 20% of the counties’ residents are at risk for hunger. The high cost of housing, health care and utilities make it difficult for many of our neighbors to access quality food.
At Pennypack Farm, it is part of our core values and mission to help bring nutritious, organically grown, local produce to our neighbors in need.
We are grateful for our relationships with community pantries and food rescue programs, which allow us to share our produce with families and individuals who otherwise may not have access to quality, fresh vegetables.
Our pantry partnerships include Manna on Main Street, Jenkintown United Methodist Church Food Cupboard, Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard, SDA Church in WIllow Grove, and People's Kitchen in Philadelphia.
We also work closely with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, an organization that will come and help us harvest any surpluses in the field, reducing our food waste and ensure delivery to local pantries and shelters.
Rolling Harvest out to glean Romaine lettuce before a cold snap
Jack from Rolling Harvest brings produce to those in need (left) and volunteers help glean kale (right)
veggies headed to various donation locations