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Frogfoot Farm – Neighbors feeding Neighbors

The Marion Institute has launched a new six acre, Farm-to-Food Relief program: Frogfoot Farm – Neighbors feeding Neighbors, located on the Wareham/Plymouth line.

This program is made possible through a partnership with A.D. Makepeace Company and builds upon The Marion Institute’s long history of incubating local food initiatives, our belief in the power of food as medicine, and the important role nutrition plays in supporting individual and community health.

Through a multi-year, low-cost lease agreement, The Marion Institute will manage all farm operations, which includes growing fresh produce for area food relief programs and using the farm as a base to develop a volunteer gleaning program in Southeastern, MA.

Every year, thousands of pounds of food go to waste in the field because farmers either do not have the labor to harvest a crop or the market to sell it to. The Marion Institute’s trained gleaners will work with regional farmers to harvest the crop before it’s lost, and deliver it to local food pantries or commercial kitchens to be made into prepared meals for food-insecure individuals and families.

As it gets up and running in 2024, Frogfoot Farm – Neighbors feeding Neighbors will work collaboratively with our Southcoast Food Policy Council’s partner organizations and stakeholders who themselves work diligently to increase access to fresh, nutrient-dense food for all.

Good nutrition is fundamental to the Marion Institute’s mission of advancing a culture of health. We are proud to partner with A.D. Makepeace Company on this important work and we welcome your support as we leverage their land contribution with individual, foundation, and corporate gifts to help our neighbors in need.

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