My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Urban Farmers, Lafayette, CA, USA
I first worked with Urban Farmers three years ago during my first year in college at Saint Mary's College of CA. It was an amazing experience, and Siamack has a huge heart and passion for food security that is wonderfully contagious. And yet, somehow, it took me three years to come back to this fantastic organization and volunteer for my community engagement course. I sure regret not doing it for the last three years.
If I had to use one word to sum up my experience with Urban Farmers it would be enlightening. I have learned so much through this organization about food insecurity and how the American population waste's 40% of their food every year, while at least 800,000 people go to sleep hungry every night. This sort of dissonance in the country of excess has come to the forefront of my knowledge while working at Urban Farmers.
The volunteers at this organization are absolutely wonderful, and I am so proud to get to work alongside them at each harvest I have attended. Each of the leaders I have had the pleasure of working with have enriched my education of food security and the beauty of growing food, and I urge everyone possible to take the opportunity to work with this fantastic organization.
Thank you, Urban Farmers, for all the work you do!