Let's erase food insecurity by farming faith lands with The Atlanta Ecumenical Urban Farm Network.
There is a crisis of food insecurity in the metro Atlanta region.
Even before COVID-19 struck, the Atlanta Community Food Bank estimated that more than 755,000 people in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia were food insecure, turning to food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families.
There are a number of organizations that have been working to combat food insecurity in Metro Atlanta. Organizations such as Food Well Alliance, MUST Ministries, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank have been at the forefront of feeding vulnerable Atlantans through a variety of methods. There is also a strong urban farming and local food culture in the metro Atlanta region. This culture is helping address food insecurity, but their work is not enough to address the pressing need.
Two things are immediately evident:
Where can this land come from and where can these means of distribution come from?
Metro Atlanta faith communities and the lands that they own provide part of the solution for these two questions. There are over 100 communities of faith within a 20 mile radius of downtown Atlanta that sit on a combined total of 132 acres with potential for urban agriculture.
What if we could increase agricultural production in metro Atlanta, address widespread food insecurity through that production, and help faith communities increase their mission and ministry to their surrounding communities all at the same time? What if faith lands could become farmlands?
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