Published on September 3, 2021

Partnering to Provide Food for Families in Need

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Our farmers are stepping up to fill a crucial need. And you can help.

One of the most persistent effects of the pandemic has been the dramatic rise in food insecurity across the country. In Massachusetts, food pantries continue to experience chronically high demand for emergency food, and the problem is particularly acute for children. Today, the Greater Boston Food Bank estimates that one out of every six children in eastern Massachusetts lives in a food-insecure home.

Mass Audubon’s farms at Drumlin Farm and Moose Hill are collaborating with Food For Free, the Boston Nature Center, and various hunger relief nonprofits to get thousands of pounds of healthy produce on the tables of families in need.  

Each week, our farmers harvest greens and other summer vegetables from our fields and gather eggs from our chickens. This bounty gets packed up for our partners to deliver to those for whom simply having sufficient food can be a challenge. Generous support from community members makes this program possible.

Double the Impact

Your donation will now go twice as far! A generous donor will match every dollar contributed to this project (up to a total of $50,000).

You Can Help

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Support our farmers as they support local families in need by becoming a Harvest Hero, Bushel Buddy, or Seedling Sponsor.

Help make sure Mass Audubon's healthy (and tasty!) food gets to those who need it most by donating to the Mass Audubon Food Donation Project.

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