Feed Fannin to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in January

Group of Feed Fannin volunteers pose for a photo in the first Feed Fannin garden.

Happy 10th birthday to Feed Fannin! This coming January, Feed Fannin will celebrate a full decade of commitment to providing food for those in need and education about growing one’s own food. “Feed Fannin was founded 10 years ago when Barbara Ferrer saw a problem and offered a solution,” said John Sugg, chair of Feed Fannin. “The problem was hunger that impacted the lives of many citizens in Fannin County. The solution was to grow a community garden and contribute the harvest to the Family Connections Food Pantry.

“Those early gardens were an awesome start, and the community responded with volunteers and donations. Soon, supermarkets began contributing food, and foundations provided financial support.

Feed Fannin entered into a partnership with Fannin County Schools, and our home and community gardens moved to school-owned land.

“The growth continues beyond the 16,000 of our fellow citizens who are clients of the food pantry. We have an aggressive education program. We are building a new website to bring our message to the community and create an ongoing dialogue in Fannin County on issues that affect low-income families, as well as promoting local, sustainable agriculture. We welcome all residents to join us on January 10 for our annual planning meeting – and our 10th Anniversary Celebration.”