JK Community Farm Invites Volunteers to Participate in 3rd Annual Plant-A-Thon
To kick off the growing season, the JK Community Farm is seeking teams of volunteers from companies, civic groups, and sponsors as well as individuals of all ages to participate in its 3rd annual Plant-A-Thon. All together, the Planta-a-Thon will need 400 volunteers to help get this season’s crop in the ground.
This year’s theme is “Help Something Wonderful Take Root.” Volunteers will work to end hunger by planting 16,000 seedlings, which will produce over 53,000 healthy, organic meals for families in need. Food trucks, music, and vendors will be on site for a fun-filled day of giving back.
The nonprofit farm provides chemical free, healthy produce and protein to those struggling with food insecurity in the region. The farm donates the food it grows to nonprofit partners, including Loudoun Hunger Relief, Food for Others, and Arlington Food Assistance Center.
The annual event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at JK Community Farm, 35516 Paxson Road, Purcellville, Virginia.
JK Community Farm, a nonprofit started in 2018 with the support of JK Moving Services, seeks to have a lasting and healthy impact on struggling families within the Washington, DC region by growing and donating chemical-free, healthy produce and protein to those struggling with hunger.
As the nation’s largest community farm with 100 percent of its yield donated, the farm plans to produce 230,000 pounds of healthy food in 2021, increasing its donations to nonprofit partners as well as expanding distribution into DC.
The Plant-A-Thon will raise awareness about food insecurity and support the farm’s efforts to serve the greater region. Sponsors include Greenfaire, CARFAX, Ted Britt Automotive, EagleBank, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Sonic Promos, and o2kl.