What Is A Food Desert?
Food Deserts are defined as an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. The individuals living within these food deserts simply do not have access to a grocery store or other means to purchase nutritional food.
How We Help.
Using Brick Street Farms technologies, our foundation provides the container farms that are used to grow multiple varieties of fresh greens. We place these farms at likeminded non-profit community centers within food desert zip codes because of their direct proximity to those in need and their ability to house nutritional education programming for children and adults. We also work with the community centers to hire farm support specialists from their own communities, providing career paths in urban farming.
“We know this trifecta of providing the farm container, which grows over 500 pounds of greens per month, along with job training, nutritional education, and the ability to provide food as a medicine to communities in need will have a significant impact in areas that need us the most.”
– MADELINE MCNAUGHTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DESERT FARMS FOUNDATION
How You Can Help.
We have several ways that you can help us with our mission:
For more information, please click the Desert Farms Foundation Contact Form and email us.
Our partners are helping to tackle the Tampa Bay food crisis head one. Learn more about their programs and how you can help.
“At Duke Energy Florida, we believe in supporting the vitality of our communities and that begins with investing in the organizations and solutions that ensure everyone has access to basic needs such as food and education.”
MELISSA SEIXAS, DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA STATE PRESIDENT
“Feeding Tampa Bay is proud to work alongside Desert Farms Foundation to bring the highest quality fresh produce to families in areas of scarcity. It is an honor to be a part of two innovative organizations standing shoulder to shoulder in the fight to positively impact.”
MATT SPENCE CHIEF PROGRAMS OFFICER
Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast
“Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is honored to partner with Duke Energy and Desert Farms Foundation, to offer innovative solutions for our local community focused on feeding those in need with fresh, nutritious produce, and creating career exploration opportunities for teens. It’s by working together, we can ensure our region has the resources needed to thrive and help inspire future generations as they develop into the leaders of our community.”
FREDDY WILLIAMS PRESIDENT & CEO
Humans are constantly striving for self-improvement… so we think your food should too. From harvest to house in less than 48 hrs (or 1 Netflix weekend binge), it’s time to rethink your relationship with produce. Our greens are so fresh & so fine, we’ll make your ex-veggies jealous.