project leader
Ainsley S
location
575 Suzette Street - C
(Alpha Omega Veterans Services)
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the project

MEMPHIS TILTH

Memphis Tilth is a nonprofit collective housing like-missioned initiatives for land, food, people, and place in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to cultivate collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system.

FUNDRAISER

We are fundraising to offset the cost of purchasing kitchen supplies for Alpha Omega Veteran Services Community Kitchen classes in 2018 which begin this month!

AOVS COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Memphis Tilth holds a three-year contract to build an urban farm and garden project with Alpha Omega Veterans Services (AOVS). The project will be located at multiple AOVS locations, with the urban farm and garden located at the AOVS Depot, a veterans housing facility in South Memphis. The goal of this project is to increase healthy fruits and vegetables to veteran residents at AOVS facilities, engage AOVS veterans, staff, and volunteers in produce production and marketing, teach AOVS veterans how to grow food and run an urban farm, and develop an AOVS value-added product to sell. 

Alpha Omega Veterans Services is based in Memphis, Tennessee with the mission to provide displaced and homeless veterans with the social services needed to totally reintegrate them back into society.  This includes food, shelter, clothing, referrals for training in vocational, educational and job placement goals, community service referrals, individual and group counseling and other such services and facilities designed to meet their physical, social and psychological needs and to promote their health, security, happiness and usefulness in society.

In support of this mission, Memphis Tilth works strategically with AOVS to use the farm and garden as an education and therapeutic resource to connect veterans to the land, and help them create market opportunities for growing and selling produce and value-added products. Community kitchen classes will be offered so that veterans can learn how to cook all the food grown, with the opportunity to also become ServSafe certified by Memphis Tilth. 

the steps

With the donations made from this fundraiser, we will purchase kitchen supplies for the AOVS Community Kitchen classes that begin June 12, 2018 and end December 19, 2018. However, we will continue these classes for the next two years, so we will continue to reuse needed kitchen supplies.

why we're doing it

Alpha Omega Veterans Services provides displaced and homeless veterans with the social services needed to totally reintegrate them back into society, including food, shelter, clothing, referrals for training in vocational, educational and job placement goals, community service referrals, individual and group counseling and other such services and facilities designed to meet their physical, social and psychological needs and to promote their health, security, happiness and usefulness in society.

 

In support of this mission, Memphis Tilth works strategically with AOVS to use the farm and garden as an education and therapeutic resource to connect veterans to the land, and help them create market opportunities for growing and selling produce and value-added products. Community kitchen classes will be offered so that veterans can learn how to cook all the food grown, with the opportunity to also become ServSafe certified by Memphis Tilth. This course will be taught in a way that accommodates resident interests, site-specific needs as well as facility limitations. Through the AOVS Urban Farm sourced free CSA, community suppers, and free markets, the Co-op is actively promoting a larger AOVS community food culture.

budget

4 Stock Pots (22.79/each) (L)

4 Stock Pot Lids (4.89/ea) (L)

4 Sauce Pans (9.99/ea) (L)

4 Saute Pans (22.99/ea) (L)

2 Fry Pans (15.99/ea) (L)

2 Cast Irons (27.99/ea) (L)

 

12 Chef’s Knives (14.99/ea) (L)

12 Mixing Bowls (4.49/ea) (L)

12 Tongs (1.49/ea) (L)

12 Thin Cutting Boards (2,49/ea) (L)

6 Sturdy Cutting Boards (7.99/ea) (L)

 

4 Fine-mesh Strainers (5.33/ea) (L)

4 Kitchen Shears (8.59/ea) (L)

4 Sets of Measuring Cups (3.03/ea) (CS)

4 Sets of Measuring Spoons (1.33/ea) (CS)

4 Metal Spoons (1.99/ea) (L)

4 Colanders (6.29/ea) (L)

 

2 12-pack Ball Jars (12.99/ea) (L)

4 Pitchers (3.99/ea) (L)

 

Kitchen Towels (19.85/24-pack) (A)

12 Pot Holders (13.97/4-pack) (A)

12 Aprons (7.99/ea) (A)

Seventh Generation Dish Soap (30.85/6-pack) (A)

 

2 Extension Cords (23.98/ea) (HD)

2 Power Strips (12.46/ea) (HD)

 



Project Subtotal =  $500
ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $15
Total to Raise on ioby = $515
 

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donors

  • Caroline Carrico