|The Hunger Task Force farm in Franklin|
The farm has a unique history providing for the people of Milwaukee County, the story of the farm from its origins to feed House of Corrections inmates, to stocking county park lagoons, to the current Hunger Task Force farm can be read here. Now, support from The Harley-Davidson Foundation will allow Hunger Task Force to continue operating the farm where fresh produce is grown, harvested and delivered to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and senior centers. Individuals and families who normally receive non-perishable items will have access to healthy Wisconsin produce. In 2012, more than 350,000 pounds of fresh produce including apples, corn, broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, bok choy, and more, were delivered to local programs.
“Hunger Task Force has a long, distinguished history of providing healthy food and related education throughout the Milwaukee area,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Aligning our support with their outstanding work means the people of southeastern Wisconsin will continue to benefit in ways well beyond the promise of a healthy meal.”
If you wish to support the farm you can donate here and select Farm Fresh Produce under the What would you like for your donation to be used for? question, and they have regular opportunities for volunteers from April through mid-October to get their hands dirty and help. And remember, if you have a good name idea for the farm as supported by Harley, submit it here.