Dynamite Harvest, in association with The Athanatos Foundation, will be donating fresh produce to crisis pregnancy centers and other organizations where people are in desperate need for fresh produce… but can’t afford it.
Along with providing healthy, naturally grown food, educational videos will be produced that help people actually cook the stuff. All of us are probably a little too used to foods prepared for us in factories, so these videos, produced with the expert help of Dynamite Harvest’s farm manager, won’t just help young parents, but the rest of us, too. See this video as an example of the sort of educational videos that will be produced.
Giving away produce to vulnerable families is a noble cause and we hope that you will join us, so we can feed as many as we possibly can.
The Athanatos Foundation is a tax exempt 501c3 organization. Your donations are tax exempt, if you choose to go that route.
At the tail end of 2022, a pilot program was initiated with the Abiding Care pregnancy center in Medford, WI. Abiding Care developed a program that prompted the receiving women and families to not let the fresh produce go to waste. 5 women joined the program. We went out to the center with 5 grocery bags of fresh produce (1 bag for each woman) and Jake, the Dynamite Harvest manager, gave a cooking lesson on how to prepare and enjoy the produce. (Featured: Delicata squash; we did more, though, look at the pic.)
In addition to the 5 women participating in the program at Abiding Care, we are advised that another 10-15 women and families at different crisis pregnancy care centers in the region are very interested in receiving fresh produce for free (to them) in 2023. Our initial goal of $5,000 is calibrated towards ensuring that we can feed 10-15 families.
Learn more about Dynamite Harvest at: https://dynamiteharvest.com/
MORE ABOUT OUR GOALS:
Our preliminary goal is to raise $5,000.
This would allow us to donate about $100 worth of produce per month, for 4-5 months (June-October), to about 10-15 families.
Additionally, it will finance the production of 3-5 educational videos on how to prepare and eat fresh produce.
After we meet our goal, we will consider whether or not it is viable to feed another 10-15 families, and update this page accordingly.