We know that numbers matter. Here is why we are committed to putting and keeping refugee and immigrant in the food system, and why you should be too.
All Farmers supports over 60 families' ability to farm. Farmers estimate that half of what they grow feeds their families directly--most of whom are low or very low-income.
Fight Food Apartheid
Families in diverse neighborhoods are more likely to live in a "food desert." Because the vast majority of food that refugee and immigrant farmers produce goes back to their neighborhoods, supporting their farms directly fights food apartheid.
For many refugee and immigrant farmers, farming is a source of pride, continuity, and respite. It is believed that gardening helps refugees heal from traumatic experiences and integrate into their new homes.