Fork Farms Foundation
The Fork Farms Foundation is working to end hunger by making fresh, healthy food accessible. By investing in the Foundation, we can invest in solutions and intentionally convene strategic partners in the communities we serve to further this vision, together.
Access to fresh food is a human right
Facing hunger also means making sacrifices. Studies show that 84% of households served by a national hunger relief organization reported buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat.
Flex Farm Grant Program
$1MM in grants to place 200 Flex Farms in schools, including wraparound services, teaching tools and two years of growing supplies
The Flex Farm grant program raises funds to distribute Flex Farms and wraparound support services to schools to remove barriers to fresh, healthy food. The Flex Farm system utilizes hydroponic technology – water – to grow up to 25 lbs of fresh, leafy greens each month without having to worry about climate, soil conditions, or even sunlight. The yield from a single Flex Farm can feed up to 50 kids each week. Each grant also includes access to the Flex Farm education curriculum and four years of product support and supplies (nutrients, seeds, etc.). Grant applications will open in Q3 2022.
Capacity Building Grants
$500K to provide capacity building grants to local organizations fighting food insecurity in unique and innovative ways
The Fork Farms Foundation seeks to support and connect local organizations and individuals who have implemented scalable solutions that mitigate food insecurity in their communities. We believe that more can be done when people collaborate, which is why we will provide grant funding and wraparound support to organizations that foster innovative, cooperative approaches that address food insecurity. More details will be announced in Q3 2022.
Hear more from those impacted
– Student, Lake Bluff Elementary, Shorewood, WI
– Charlie Uihlein, Executive Director, Teens Grow Greens
– Jeff Schmid, Biology Teacher, Two Rivers High School
– Nathan Larson, Executive Director, Restorative Places; Co-founder, Wisconsin School Garden Network
– Student, Lake Bluff Elementary School, Shorewood, WI
Send us a message
To learn more about how to invest in our initiatives, reach out below and our Foundation’s Executive Director, Michael Hostad, will contact you.