Dear Farm Friends,
In a season marked by rest and counting blessings, we give wholehearted thanks for you, our volunteers, neighbors, and dear community members; there is no Alemany Farm without you. We hope you’ll choose to support Friends of Alemany Farm on #GivingTuesday and beyond.
We live in a time marked by great need and, no doubt about it, even greater abundance. Which is why it is remarkable and honestly baffling that this holiday season, in the wealthiest nation in the world, 54 million people are facing food insecurity, including up to 18 million children. In San Francisco, and everywhere, the neighborhoods hit hardest by hunger are low-income, and composed of historically oppressed groups. Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant families are, once again, bearing the brunt of our national health crisis.
As co-directors of Friends of Alemany Farm, we are proud to share that the farm team has spent the last year building capacity and laying the groundwork for programs that will achieve greater local impact and greater local food justice, like the paid apprenticeship program. One thing we discovered is that a more impactful farm will require us to do more fundraising. We crunched the numbers, and need to raise $75,000 in the next six months to sustain this period of essential growth and development.
To support our organization’s evolution, please consider giving generously now and in the coming months.
Donate a cash gift: Any amount, big or small, will support the farm to continue growing and distributing free food to the folks that need it most. We are grateful that we have been able to continue this essential work without interruption throughout the pandemic. Donate now.
Give monthly: Monthly giving goes twice as far; it means our small, hardworking team can spend less time raising funds and more time doing the work.
Schedule a farm workday: When the COVID-19 crisis ends, bring your team to the farm for a tour of the garden beds and a chance to sow seeds, plant crops, and harvest produce to bring home. Get your employer to match.
We are proud to continue working with you to achieve greater food justice, food security, and food sovereignty in San Francisco, and to maintain Alemany Farm as a vital community resource and meeting place. Thank you for your ongoing support.
With wishes for your health,
Abby, Jack, and The Farm Team
Abby Bell, Co-Director
Jack Thomas, Co-Director