Donate now to the Emergency Farmer Fund!
Posted on April 15, 2020 | General News
The DCFM and FairShare are committed to supporting our farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have established a GoFundMe Emergency Farmer Fund to assist farms whose income has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Farms will be able to apply funds to essential loan and mortgage payments to ensure they can stay on their land and keep their businesses afloat, as well as support employee wages.
Farmers who sell directly to consumers at farmers' markets and to institutions like schools and restaurants are facing closures that reduce or eliminate their income. The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak further impairs farmers’ ability to plan for the future.
We aim to raise a total of $50,000 to aid 50 farmers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have already granted funds to 14 farm applicants due to the generosity of our community.
Every donation matters and will help us keep our small farmers on their land and producing the quality, fresh foods that sustain us. The necessity of social distancing may make us feel far apart, but we can come together as a community at this difficult time.