Village Farm Harvests Help for Local Charity
Harvest Green delivered close to 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry to help them meet an increased demand for food due to fallout from the pandemic and resultant shutdown.
The charity is a favorite of ours and not just because Stacey Williams, development director for East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, is a resident. The local non-profit provides assistance to families and individuals during times of temporary financial crisis. However, even their resources have been stretched these past few months.
According to Stacey, the ministry has seen a huge increase in clients. From mid-March until the end of May, the organization’s drive-thru pantry served 400-500 families per week during the shutdown. Among the items provided were fresh produce, meat, dairy products, bread, bakery items, non-perishable items and even toilet paper.
Helping them meet their produce needs was Harvest Green. Stacey was able to pick up summer squash, cucumbers and tomatoes once a week to deliver to the food pantry. All of the produce was grown on our Village Farm.
East Fort Bend Needs Ministry was not the only recipient during the shutdown. Our restaurant partners — including Theodore Rex — were offered free or half-price produce to help them get through the challenge of quarantine. Some produce was also donated to the Fort Bend's Women Shelter.
We will continue to donate the fruits of our labor to local charities and are proud to be a resource for the greater Houston community.