One corporate farm can provide fresh and nutritional food for thousands of people. In fact, just one season’s harvest at the Rockwell Collins urban farm supplied 4,600 pounds of produce—enough for thousands of meals.
Many corporations in Linn County are surrounded by vacant and unused acres. With rising costs for land, and with more than 400,000 Iowans who are food insecure, members of our business community can make a difference by turning their extra land into urban farms.
Urban farms managed by corporations benefit both the community and the corporation. Farms yield vegetables that are donated to community members in need. In fact, one business farm can provide fresh and nutritional food for thousands of people.
Farming benefits the corporation, too—with little effort. Volunteer programs such as Feed Iowa First engage employees by improving job satisfaction, morale and productivity.
Starting an urban farm creates a positive presence for the corporation within the community and assists with employee recruitment because new employees often select companies that share their values.
Join the many corporations in our community that are helping to Feed Iowa First with urban farms located at organizations including: