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

There is no excuse for children to go hungry in America. Yet it happens every day, in every community. Today, there are an estimated 17 million children struggling with hunger. That’s 6 million more than before the pandemic – 2.7 million more families.

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.

Student with Salad Lunch

Grant Opportunities 

Summer School Hunger Relief Grants

Funded by the Sonnentag Foundation, grants will be awarded to five Green Bay-area schools or after-school programs. Grants will support organizations to grow more than 250 pounds of fresh vegetables to be donated to local food pantries. Participating schools should already have an indoor or outdoor garden such as the Flex Farm. This project seeks to address the unprecedented challenges food pantries are facing as inflation rises, supply chain issues continue, and client numbers increase.

Applications will open January 9th, 2023 and close February 10th, 2023.

Happy Student with Salad Lunch

Hear more from those impacted

“I hope students working with the Flex Farm experience the happiness and joy I have in seeing their seedlings grow. I also hope it inspires many people – both students and teachers – to make a difference in the world, help us change for the better.”

Student, Lake Bluff Elementary, Shorewood, WI

“I believe that when students are an active part of the growing process, they are more likely to eat better. The Flex Farm is a perfect way to engage students in this regard.”

Charlie Uihlein, Executive Director, Teens Grow Greens

“Engaging students in the growing process builds pride in the product and makes people likely to choose to eat what they produce. Access to healthy, good-tasting lettuce will also increase the health of our students and may lead to more positive eating choices that could have a lasting impact on future health.”

Jeff Schmid, Biology Teacher, Two Rivers High School

“The Flex Farm is a product that will not only engage students via a curriculum that can be incorporated into the classroom, but will also provide an opportunity to study the impact of improved access to fresh healthy food for students and their families.”

Nathan Larson, Executive Director, Restorative Places; Co-founder, Wisconsin School Garden Network

“Something that has surprised me about the Flex Farm is how it could change the world. It’s a small thing doing an awfully big job and that amazes me.”

Student, Lake Bluff Elementary School, Shorewood, WI

Send us a message

To learn more, reach out below to let us know how you are interested in being involved, and our Foundation’s Executive Director, Michael Hostad, will contact you.

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