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Review for The Urban Farmers, Lafayette, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with Urban Farmers this year, and I can honestly say that it has changed my worldview in regards to how to help feed people who are food insecure.

The work that Urban Farmers does is incredibly important because it changes how you help hungry people and creates a sense of community. The process of harvesting fresh fruit instead of donating cans of processed food provides a greater impact to food insecure people on the basis of nourishment. Harvesting also provides both sides of the donation cycle an insight into sustainable agriculture and how it can impact and help all people. While working in the yards of generous patrons who have donated their food producing trees you feel connected to not only your other harvesters but also the homeowner and the neighbors you interact with.

You can help create a sense of community within a neighborhood and also have a direct impact on helping the less fortunate eat healthy and nutritious food. Urban Farmer's ability to give fresh fruit and produce directly to the most impoverished leaves you with a feeling of joy and satisfaction that you are doing your part to help.

Role:  Volunteer