The Rivion team spent a warm afternoon working on the Hunger Task Force farm! We may not have the best technique when it comes to planting however, along with other volunteer groups, we finished the afternoon with a ¼ acre of watermelon planted. It was a great afternoon of fun and mud! Our team looks forward to returning in the fall to harvest apples!
This unique 208-acre urban farm in the suburb of Franklin, Wisconsin, grows a wide variety of crops to provide to local food pantries. The crops ensure hungry families have access to culturally appropriate foods, rounding out pantry food options with fresh produce rarely found on pantry shelves. In addition to the watermelon, the farm grows a variety of different produce, including peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans, spinach, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, apples, pears and more.
Hunger Task Force is an independent anti-hunger organization created in Milwaukee to serve Milwaukee. Unlike national food bank chains, Hunger Task Force does not charge local pantries for food, delivery or network membership fees. They believe that healthy food should be provided free of charge based upon need, not upon an organization’s ability to pay. The organization is supported 100% by the local community…donors support Hunger Task Force because they believe in the Free & Local model to end hunger.