SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
The foundation of the Black Restaurant Week model is supporting the local community with their culinary endeavors. This summer we are partnering with F.A.R.M.S. to support their efforts for the Metro Atlanta Taskforce Rooftop Garden.Donate Today
Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.RM.S.)
Family Agriculture Resource Management Services is a regional 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to providing legal and technical services to farmers of color in an effort to prevent the loss of landownership to build generational wealth and eradicate hunger in the farmers community.
F.A.R.M.S. also provides estate planning and elder care abuse prevention services to small farmers, along with internships to young ladies interested in agriculture and book scholarships for agricultural science majors that are a child or a grandchild of a small farmer attending Tuskegee University. For more information about F.A.R.M.S. please visit www.30000acres.org.
Metro Atlanta Taskforce Rooftop Garden
A portion of proceeds from Atlanta Black Restaurant Week will support F.A.R.M.S. food bank program which purchases produce from small farmers to be donated to food banks, elder care centers, and shelters like the Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless. F.A.R.M.S. new partnership with the Metro Atlanta Taskforce supports Atlanta Urban Greens and the Taskforce effort to grow fresh produce on their rooftop garden which is later harvested for consumption in the shelters cafeteria. F.A.R.M.S. is supporting the shelter to cover the cost of seeds, fertilizer and supplies for the garden.
Since their food bank program’s inception over 160,000 lbs. of produce have been donated in seven states in the Southeast. In May, F.A.R.M.S. donated their largest monthly amount of 34,410 lbs. of cabbage to food banks and pantries in South Georgia.