On Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Friends of Holly Hill Farm's Community Outreach Director and Farm-to-Food Pantry Program Leader, Jon Belber, along with Farm Co-Manager, Matt Saburn will cover over 40 miles on bike, stopping at a dozen pantries and schools, making a brief stop at the State House, too, as it hosts it's annual Agricultural Day!
The goal of this "Carrots-by-Cycle" journey is to raise awareness about the growing need for healthy fresh food to support families and individuals facing food insecurity - and our Farm-to-Food Pantry program, which hopes to grow and donate 5,000 pounds to four local pantries this year! (That's more than double what we did in 2022!)
The Carrots-by-Cycle is a two-part event, where they will also head back their bikes in August or September to harvest all the carrots planted and help get them stocked and into the food pantries and schools!
You can help too!
We'll be on bike headed to these wonderful organizations and schools!
Scituate Senior Center
Holly Hill Farm, Cohasset
Hingham Community Garden
Chard Street School, Weymouth
Clifford Marshall School, Quincy
Massachusetts State House, Boston
Community Servings, Jamaica Plain
Codman Academy Charter Public School, Dorchester
Interfaith Social Services, Quincy
Weymouth Family & Youth Services
We believe everyone deserves healthy food. Sadly, the rate of food insecurity continues to rise. We want to do our part in helping. That's why we created our Farm-to-Food Pantry Program with the goal of growing and delivering fresh produce to area food pantries. Getting access to healthy fresh food can be a challenge. So we want to be part of the solution! In 2022 we donated over 2,000 pounds. This year we want to more than double that!
How we do it:
This program was created as a teen community service program. Together we learn about sustainable farming, grow, harvest, prepare, and support our neighbors and our community.
However, anyone can help.
Join as a teen volunteer.
Make a donation.
Are you an adult or an organization who wants to help out?
There are so many ways we can make a difference together!