Emergency Food Network
Mother Earth Farm
Located in Washington’s pristine Puyallup Valley, Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm dedicated to relieving hunger with nutritious, organic food. Every year, the farm harvests and distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks. They also partner with the Purdy Women’s Program from the Washington Correctional Facility for Women to educate incarcerated women on topics related to horticulture. Participants are paid for their work and receive a certificate in organic agriculture from a local community college, giving women in the correctional system employable skills and a chance to find meaningful work upon release.
Mother Earth Farm is a key program for the Emergency Food Network (EFN), an organization committed to providing consistent, diverse and nutritious food to all those who need it. In a single year, EFN provides more than 14 million pounds of food to more than 80 pantries in their area, feeding up to 35,000 individuals.
Mother Earth Farm will receive a $50,000 grant from Simply Organic in 2021 to continue their important work.