Feeding Our Communities
Share the Harvest Community Farm was established in 2015 as a grassroots effort to alleviate hunger in our community. The Share the Harvest Community Farm is a collaboration between the YMCA, McGill Baptist Church, Cooperative Christian Ministry, Concord First Assembly, Operation Breadbasket and Freedom Christian Worship Center.
Run primarily by volunteers, the Farm grows, harvests and donates an average of 12,000 pounds of fresh produce to the community through our partners every year. So far, the Farm has placed 160,000 servings of produce on the tables of families in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties.
From children to Active Older Adults, our resident Atrium Health Registered Dietitian hosts community cooking classes to promote healthy preparation and cooking for the produce we grow. The Farm has been the subject of many school projects by children and teens interested in agriculture, hunger and volunteerism.
We are blessed to live in a community with so many organizations committed to alleviating hunger for our children and families. We partner with these organizations to ensure the maximum number of families have access to nutritional foods outside the typical canned and boxed food options.
The Farm is a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to give back to their community. Whether it's planting, weeding or harvesting produce, or washing vegetables before they're delivered, there is something for everybody.
In 2019 Share the Harvest Community Farm grew, harvested and donated 8,207.8 pounds of fresh produce into Cabarrus and Rowan Counties. Since 2016, 41,223.6 pounds of fresh produce has been donated into our own communities. That's over 164,000 servings!