What does a farm have to do with hunger relief?
If you ask us, everything.
The Food Shuttle Farm is a 10-acre model of sustainability for hunger relief organizations. Fifty percent of the land under cultivation grows food for distribution at our Mobile Markets, providing the freshest produce possible to those in need. Thirty percent of the crop goes towards for-profit production to contribute to the farm's financial stability. The remaining twenty percent of the land is farmed by refugees from the Burmese Karen community, and will be home to education and community programs.
Why does it matter?
It's important for our community to understand the relationship between growing food locally, sustainably, using organic methods, and local food insecurity. Oftentimes, the best way to understand a food system is to see it in action. That's the Food Shuttle Farm.
Food Shuttle Farm Location
2300 Dover Farm Rd
Raleigh, NC, 27606
Refugee farming communitY
The Food Shuttle Farm provides 20% of its cultivated land for Karen refugee families from Burma to grow food. We have 12 families that are farming on our land and growing culturally appropriate and conventional American produce for their families and to share within their communities. In their native country, they often owned family plots of lands and grew their own food. Learn More →