When you donate a container farm to charities, you’re able to make a lasting impact across the world.
But you might wonder what type of charities would be suitable for a container farm.
In this article, you’ll learn about some different types of charities that could use a donated container farm.
Fresh produce has a short shelf life, so it’s often hard for food banks to get and keep fresh produce.
Container farms are compact and mobile, so they can be placed very close to food banks, even in urban areas.
If a food bank is given a container farm, they’ll have the ability to harvest only what they need, when they need it.
As a result, they won’t have to worry about the produce going bad before it can be eaten.
Alternatively, many container farm businesses donate a portion of their produce to local food banks.
At the beginning of 2020, half a million people were homeless in the United States and that number will be much higher by the end of the year.
Homeless people are often malnourished because they don’t have easy access to fresh produce.
This is because they have limited money to buy food, so they eat for fullness rather than nutrition and don’t prioritize food quality.
With a container farm on the property, the shelter can grow healthy, fresh produce to feed its residents a balanced diet.
Plus, container farms are great for more than just homeless shelters.
Consider donating one to a women’s or youth shelter as well!
Youth Community Programs
Nearly 13 million children in the United States live in food insecure households.
Food insecurity is when a person, or household, doesn’t have reliable or easy access to sufficient food.
But by working with youth community programs, shipping container farms can increase food security for children and their families.
For example, one bank in New York donated a shipping container farm to a local Boys and Girls Club of America.
The donated container farms allow the programs to grow food for the kids and their families.
And they can also sell any additional produce and use the farm to teach children about agriculture and sustainability.
Agriculture Education Programs
You’ve probably heard it before.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
There are a lot of charitable organizations that focus on providing agriculture education, like the Oxfam GROW campaign.
They teach poorer communities how to become more self-sustaining through farming.
When you donate a container farm to one of these charities, they can bring food to communities that need it and teach them how to grow it themselves.
International Outreach Charities
These charities take their mission across the globe.
Some work to combat hunger specifically, while others focus on building up impoverished communities in third world countries.
Donating a container farm to one of these charities, is a great way to fight food insecurity on a global scale.
The container farm can be used to feed people in need, teach them about agriculture, and help communities start farming.
Container farms can even grow food in areas with little farmland or extreme climates, so they’re especially helpful for food production in those areas.
As you can see, there are many different types of charities you could donate a container farm to.
If you want to donate a container farm to charity, visit our website or call 602-753-3469.