For Immediate Release – Local Farm Receives $10,000 Grant
Contact: Cindy Shepherd (217) 493-5046 or Karla Detweiler (309) 594-2646
Tiskilwa—Hungry World Farm and Faith in Place have partnered up to provide healthy food and educate people about the importance of healthy soil in central Illinois through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Faith in Place presented Hungry World Farm with a $10,000 check at their open house on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Faith in Place is an interfaith earth care nonprofit that partners with people of faith around Illinois to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities through energy & climate, sustainable food & land use, water preservation, and advocacy programs. Faith in Place coaches almost 150 Green Teams statewide. Green Teams are small groups of individuals committed to promoting creation care at their houses of worship.
Hungry World Farm provides practical educational experiences highlighting the connections between the health of our soils, the health of our food, the health of our bodies, and the health of our planet.
"Their mission and our mission line up perfectly," said Cindy Shepherd, who does outreach for Faith in Place in central Illinois.
“We’re thrilled that our partnership with Faith in Place will help us reach out to the faith community. They are such important partners in helping make food justice a reality in Illinois” said Karla Detweiler, Executive Director of Hungry World Farm.
The grant funds will go toward the purchase of supplies for market garden production, wash/pack and storage. Specific purchases already made include harvest totes, steel T-posts for garden trellises, irrigation hoses and overhead watering supplies, digital scales, and shelving. Future purchases include seed-starting supplies for the greenhouse.