Support our amazing Farm to Pantry Program and help us harvest (November 14th) and deliver (November 16th) fresh organic produce to Father Bill’s Emergency Shelter for Thanksgiving. You'll get awesome perks for contributing - like tickets to our 2016 farm-to-table dinner!
The Farm to Pantry Program at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset, MA is a special program that engages local teens to cultivate, grow, weed, harvest and deliver organic produce to local food pantries and families in need. The Program has been a huge success! To date, 33 students have participated in the program and more than $1,000 of fresh, organic produce has been delivered to local food pantries. Those who have participated in the Program have been deeply moved by the experience and its ability to help families in need.
We need your support to expand the Program and to harvest fresh produce for Father Bill’s Emergency Shelter for Thanksgiving.
YOU CAN HELP BY:
Making a financial contribution for some great rewards/perks - including tickets to one of our exclusive 2016 Farm-to-Table Dinners! Tickets are limited so you'll need to act quickly and share this campaign with friends who you'd like to have join you for a farm-to-table dinner!
Volunteering on November 14 or 16, 2015 for our harvest and delivery to Father Bill’s. We need volunteers to help us harvest (November 14, 2015) and deliver (November 16, 2015) fresh organic produce to Father Bill’s Emergency Shelter.
You can get tickets to one of our three farm-to-table dinners in 2016 when you contribute to this campaign!
You can also get a fresh Organic Produce Gift Basket (and more!) redeemable throughout 2016 when you contribute to this campaign!REWARDS YOU CAN GET FOR FINANCIALLY BACKING THIS CAMPAIGN
If you make a contribution you can receive a variety of special rewards/perks, including:
1. Our e-newsletter
2. A personal tour of the Farm and historical points of interest
3. Fresh organic produce or flowers from our Farm Stand
4. A one-year Family Membership to Friends of Holly Hill Farm
5. One large, fresh Organic Produce Gift Basket from Holly Hill Farm
6. Tickets to attend one of three special Farm-to-Table Dinners offered at Holly Hill Farm. Tentative dates are May 14, September 10, and November 5, 2016. (dates will be confirmed following this campaign)
If you do not wish to receive a reward/perk, and would prefer to make an in-kind 100% tax deductible donation, then click “Contribute Now” and choose “I prefer not to have a reward” and make a contribution in the amount that you’d like. We’ll send you a tax-deductible donation receipt. Thank you!SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER ON NOVEMBER 14 OR 16, 2015 FOR OUR THANKSGIVING HARVEST AND DELIVERY TO FATHER BILL’S EMERGENCY SHELTER
We need volunteers for:
Harvest Day (November 14, 2015 10am – 2pm): On Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10am – 2pm we need adults, kids, and families to work in the garden to help us prepare the planting beds, spread compost, plant garlic, and harvest the crops for delivery to Father Bill’s Place. You can show up anytime between 10am - 2pm to help but please Sign Up on the right side of this page! (spots are limited so act quickly)
Delivery Day (November 16, 2015 9am – 11am): On Monday, November 16, 2015 from 9am – 11am we need 3 adult volunteers each with a valid driver’s license and a car to help us deliver fresh harvested produce to Father Bill’s Place. Please Sign Up on the right side of this page! (limited to 3 volunteers with cars)
FUNDING REQUIREMENTS TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE FARM TO PANTRY PROGRAM
To continue to expand this amazing program we need your financial support. If we raise $2,215 we will have the funds we need to teach more students, expand the garden, and harvest and deliver more fresh organic produce to local food pantries!
This is a breakdown of costs and how funds will be used:
$150 wooden raised beds (6, 4x8 beds)
$150 soil mix
$40 seed garlic
$275 fencing (rabbit / woodchuck protection)
$150 wheelbarrow (2)
$300 tools (trowels, rakes, watering cans, weed whacker, shovels)
$60 compost screen and thermometer
$175 commercial salad spinner
$100 bins for produce transport (10)
$15 transportation to food pantries
$500 teaching, harvesting & delivering time
$300 signage (heading, veggies, compost, etc.)
TOTAL = $2,215
Funds raised above this amount will be allocated to a special Farm to Pantry Fund to keep this amazing program going and growing for years to come.
Local teens preparing the Farm to Pantry garden last spring. Your financial support will help us to expand this amazing program!
A bountiful harvest for local food pantries this summer!
Why do we need the Farm to Pantry Program?
Because it connects local students with farmers and the land, and it teaches them how to sow, cultivate, grow, weed, and harvest organic produce for the community. It also connects local students with families in need and fills a critical unmet need for local food pantries. A majority of contributions to local food pantries are canned or processed foods. Our Farm to Pantry Program changes this by delivering fresh highly nutritious organic produce. The gratitude that recipients have when they receive this produce is difficult to put into words.
In addition to Father Bill’s Place, what other food pantries does the Program deliver to?
In addition to Father Bill’s Place, the Program delivers fresh organic produce to Wellspring in Hull, the Cohasset Food Pantry, and the Scituate Food Pantry. With your support, we can expand the Program to include other local food pantries.
Where can I learn more about Father Bill’s Place?
Father Bill’s Place is an Emergency Shelter located in Quincy, MA. You can learn more about Father Bill’s Place here
Is lunch included during the November 14 Harvest Day from 10AM – 2PM?
Yes, lunch and drinks will be provided by Hannaford's. A $500 gift card to Hannaford's was awarded to Jon Belber and Holly Hill Farm. We will be using this gift card on November 14 to provide food and drinks to all of our volunteers! If you have specific food requirements or food allergies, please bring your own food. We cannot guarantee that the food and drinks provided will meet everyone’s needs.
Where is Holly Hill Farm located?
We are located at 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset MA 02025.
My company matches contributions, where do I send the form for our matching program?
Thank You! You can send the form to Rosee Uttal-Duffy, Membership Coordinator, Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset MA 02025.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
We are deeply grateful for your support and for the support of our current Business and Family Partners:
Hingham Institute of Savings
South Shore Music Circus Playhouse Foundation
Dean and Hamilton Realtors
South Shore Hospital
David and Jane Hassan
Julianne and Can Tiryaki
Katy Lacy and Ted Hirsch
Christine and Sean Cunning
The Brisbane Family
We appreciate your support!