We are fundraising for the ongoing support of Edible Education and our Farm Lot Gives program.
Farm Lot 59 is a working organic farm, an educational center that is used to foster inspiration and exploration into food and farming. We teach farming based on organic principles to create food security through education, farmer training and cooking classes in collaboration with our local partners.
During these challenging and uncertain times we stepped up to help those in need through our newly launched Farm to Family Program. Since March 31st we were able to serve over 900 meals to the most vulnerable in Long Beach.
Together with Chef Eugene Santiago of Baryo, Farm Lot 59 providing healthy weekly meals for residents of the Elizabeth Anne Seton Residence (“Seton House”), which is operated by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. The goal of the Seton House is to move homeless individuals and families from crisis situations to stability and self-sufficiency. Farm Lot 59 is actively seeking additional donors to support the program.
The mostly women and children that reside at the Seton House have not had farm fresh food in years. Farm Lot 59’s Farm to Family program is providing farm fresh, organic produce that is mostly inaccessible to this demographic. Additionally, the preparation of meals at Thunder Studios and delivery of complete meals provides some relief to Seton House staff who can then continue to do their work to support residents in a multitude of other ways.
Your donations will allow us to increase the duration or frequency of the program during these difficult times.
Farm Lot 59 believes in a healthy and just food system that should be accessible to all. We envision a world where all people have access to healthy food and value where it comes from. Future farmers have the tools and knowledge to succeed on our farm or on their own. Teachers can incorporate an edible education into their classroom using organic practices. Chefs use farm to table principles promoting locally sourced ingredients, seasonality, and direct purchasing.
Thank YOU for the support to keep Farm Lot 59 available to serve the community.