Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has awarded the Volunteer Farm a Grant in order for us to continue to Feed Thy Neighbor. Thank you for standing with us as we feed the hungry.
Organizations like the Community Foundation serve the Shenandoah Valley by assisting non-profits who take care of our neighbors. Again thank you for standing in the gap with us!
Please consider The Volunteer Farm as a wonderful place you would like to visit and support. You can support us by sending us a check or clicking on the DONATION button at the upper left of this page. You can volunteer and help us right here on the Farm by clicking on the Registration page and volunteering.
OK crops are planted with more beans to put in the ground. Lot's of weeds, so please come on down to the Farm and help us maintain the crops!
WOW, a great beginning to the growing season! Potatoes, onions, beans, and squash are being planted each week, with more to get in the dirt. Beans, Peas, and Sweet Corn will begin being planted within the next couple of weeks. We are on track with a record harvest this year. The rain is working its miracle and helping us grow our fruits and vegetables; in fact our fruit trees even have some buds on them. It is a great time to be on the Farm.
Schedule your time today to volunteer and help us to continue to "Feed thy Neighbor"
If you aren't available to come on down and volunteer, please think about giving us a tax deductible donation to help us with the expenses around the Farm.
Again thank you all for your prayers, support, and time!
*** We are looking for a 4 wheel drive pick up truck to be used here on the Farm. If anyone has one in working condition, please think about donating it to The Volunteer Farm.
In eight years, the Volunteer Farms, with the help of more than 15,000 volunteers, grew 297 tons of food donated to area food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens. Last year was a record year of production with the farms producing 82.6 tons of food at a cost of about 69 cents per pound; that is 165,200 pounds of fresh nutritious vegetables to Feed The Hungry!
The great successes of 2012 were achieved with the help of some 2,000 volunteers who toiled in the fields for a half day to plant, maintain the crops, and harvest. Approximately 75 percent of the volunteers are under 18, and they are learning to serve other people--a habit we hope will last a lifetime.
The number of hungry people being helped by the Volunteer Farms remains at about 150,000 people per month--the elderly, handicapped, children and unemployed or under-employed who have little hope that the economy will improve quickly. Those who are food insecure continue to wake each morning wondering if they will have enough food to carry them through the day.
We are making a difference with your support, prayers, and assistance!
Thank you to all of our supporters, we feel you are our family.
Many of our previous donors are continuing to support us as well as many new donors, again thank you.
We will be producing fresh fruits and vegetables in 2013 to Feed Thy Neighbor, due to your generous donations.
Check out our Wish List to the left. If you feel you can donate one of the things on the list, please contact us. Thank you!
The Volunteer Farm is looking for Interns to assist us with:
- Communications such as Electronic Newsletter, marketing, etc.
- Web Master with Joomla! experience.
- Assistant to our Farm Manager is also needed.
These are non-paid positions. These are ideal for a College student who needs an Internship for their degree.