Great Food for People in Great Need
We work closely with our partners: we plant what they need most, receive orders from them weekly, pick and pack based on those orders, and deliver to them directly—free of charge. Here are a few of the partners we support:
Broad Street Ministry annually serves more than 7,000 Philadelphians experiencing deep poverty and provides stabilizing services including daily lunch, mail service, case management concierge, reentry support, personal care and clothing. BSM also partners with other organizations to offer housing assistance, medical and behavioral health services, public benefits, and legal assistance. BSM practices radical hospitality, presenting an open, welcome, and safe space where every guest is embraced with empathy and care. Guests regularly demonstrate improved physical and psychological health.
"Our lunchtime radical hospitality is made complete through our partnership with Carversville Farm, who allows us to fully realize our aim for dignity, respect, and community at our tables centered on lovingly grown and prepared certified organic ingredients from their incredible farm."
Broad Street Ministry
Cathedral Kitchen helps people out of food insecurity and champions their pursuit of stability and prosperity. CK addresses the immediate needs of vulnerable residents and breaks down barriers to long-term self-sufficiency. Their Meal Program feeds over 3,000 Camden residents annually and moves them beyond hunger by connecting them to stabilizing services. CK’s Culinary Arts Training program prepares economically marginalized individuals for sustained employment and their social enterprise program provides jobs to marginalized Camden residents.
“Carversville Farm Foundation is a critical partner in our work. The exceptional organic food that they donate enables us to provide nutritious, hot meals to individuals in Camden who can’t afford to make ends meet. The thousands of pounds of food that Carversville donates to CK each year enables our guests to have enough to eat and to not have to choose between paying for housing and feeding themselves and their families. Carversville Farm Foundation’s generosity saves Cathedral Kitchen about $250,000 per year in food costs that we can dedicate to supporting other areas of our operation, such as providing training and social services.”
Face to Face is a human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of the Germantown community. They meet basic human needs and reduce suffering, providing the tools people need to confront personal challenges and fulfill their potential. Founded by volunteers in 1984 to prepare and serve meals to low-income neighbors, Face to Face has evolved into a full-service organization that today provides free hot meals cooked from scratch; legal, health, and social services; a high-quality pre-K Head Start Program and an educational equity program—all under one roof.
“Our partnership with Carversville Farm has been a game changer for our meals. The quality of their produce, eggs and livestock exemplifies the mutuality we strive for at Face to Face. We are so grateful for their support.”
Mary Kay Meeks-Hank,
Face to Face Germantown
Philadelphia’s largest and longest-running shelter, Philly House provides a safe, clean refuge off the streets along with deep, intentional engagement to see a long-term impact. The faith-based organization offers warm beds and hot meals, and is committed to treating everyone with dignity and compassion. In 2022, PH sheltered 1,949 men experiencing homelessness. Philly House is also the city’s only provider of three meals a day, 365 days a year, serving more than 10,000 meals each month.
“Carversville Farm’s fresh organic vegetables, poultry, beef and eggs are a game-changer in our pursuit of providing dignity and respect. Most of Philly’s homeless, hungry, and hurting rely upon hand-outs and even left-overs, often eaten out of Styrofoam. In our 144-year history, we’ve never had farm-direct-to-kitchen sourcing. We are so excited to get the highest-quality nutrition from the rich, organic soil in Bucks County to the delicious real plates at Philly House, and together address hunger in Philadelphia from root to stem to plate.”
Rev. Jeremy Montgomery,
President & CEO,
Founded in 2010, Philly Urban Creators uses food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience and self-determination and to support a new generation of Urban Creators, organizers, artists, growers, and local businesses building equity in their neighborhood. Their Life Do Grow (LDG) Farm, a Neighborhood Creative Commons in the heart of North Central Philadelphia, includes an urban farm, public park, outdoor classroom, community marketplace, and co-working/co-creation space where all energy is generated from solar panels and all water is collected from rain catchment systems. The farm is also a canvas for ingenuity; a safe-space to explore boundaries, discover passions, and experiment with new ideas; a hub for community to organize, build equity, and foster economic opportunity; and an organic garden where everyone can connect with the earth and one another.
"Carversville helps us deepen our impact within our community we serve in North Philly. The free seedlings we receive help us grow drastically more food and continue our mission of striving to bridge the food apartheid through educating, empowering, and understanding what food and land sovereignty mean. From our farm to the homes of the families that surround us, thank you for helping make this possible!"
Philly Urban Creators
Since 1984, SEAMAAC has brought crucially needed support to tens of thousands of families in the Philadelphia area. One of the oldest and largest refugee-founded agencies in the region, SEAMAAC serves 18 distinct linguistic communities and provides direct services including hunger relief, health and social services, truancy case management, and community development. Their mission is to support and serve immigrants, refugees and other politically, socially and ecumenically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.
“Carversville Farm has been a remarkable blessing to the food security needs in Southeast Philadelphia, their commitment to providing organic produce and proteins to the neighborhood throughout the pandemic has been one the biggest highlights of the past three years. SEAMAAC and the racially diverse communities we serve are deeply indebted to Carversville Farm Foundation.”