In its 4th year, Farm to Table Buy Local supports and promotes the work of small urban farms.
Farm to Table Fundraising Campaign for Pittsburgh Urban Farms
Pittsburgh is home to amazing individuals who started urban farms and community gardens in Black communities that are suffering from decades of food apartheid. These community leaders work in the Hill District, Homewood, Manchester, Beltzhoover, the West End, and more neighborhoods in the region.
Fundraising dollars support urban farm infrastructure projects such as solar power, irrigation, shade structures, washing stations, seeds, compost, and so much more.
Join Farm to Table in supporting Pittsburgh’s Urban Farms by taking part in our fundraising campaign:
Black-led Organizations Delivering Fresh Food:
- Black Urban Gardeners of Pittsburgh Food Co-Op
- Feed the Hood
- MLK Community Garden
- Oasis Farm & Fishery
- Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corp
- Out of the End, Incorporated
- Peace & Friendship Farm
- Sankofa Village Community Farm & Garden
Urban farms have distributed food before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and will continue to do so in the future. Families and seniors in Homewood and the Hill District were able to rely on the efforts of these urban farms and gardens to grow and/or produce fresh, healthy food. These items were delivered door-to-door to ensure access for everyone.
Many staff members are working for free on land they don’t own. More needs include: acquiring land, compensating staff, purchasing equipment through co-operatives, and capturing more food dollars that are spent by people living in the neighborhoods by working with WIC, SNAP, and PASS programs.
The funding also supports the intergenerational STEAM program – Science, Technology, Environment, Agriculture, and Math.
The Homewood Food Access Working Group has successfully obtained $80,000 in funding from PA Department of Agriculture Urban Farm Infrastructure grants. The Hill District Food Access Working Group and Homewood Food Access Working Group have secured funding from The Heinz Endowments for infrastructure needs.
- Friends of Urban Farms ($5,000-$10,000)
- Sustaining Sponsorships ($25,000-$50,000)
- Field of Dreams ($100,000-500,000)