Good News: FarmLink Helping Farmers to Keep Going During COVID-19 Outbreak

“As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.” — Willie Nelson

The FarmLink Project is a grassroots organization that is striving to prevent food waste and alleviate food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. They link struggling farms who are experiencing extreme supply surpluses due to reduced orders from stores, restaurants, and creameries.

All donations to the organization are used to purchase produce and pay the wages of farmers and truckers. We keep employees staffed, prevent fresh produce from ending up in landfills, and put food onto the tables of those who need it most. If you would like to join their effort or contribute in any way, please email contact@thefarmlinkproject.org.

The Team

The organization is formed from a group of We are a group of University students committed to alleviating the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. When their college campuses closed in March 2020 in response to COVID-19, many found themselves back at home with the urge to make a positive impact wherever it was needed. FarmLink was born when they saw the impact of food shortages, business closures, and lay-offs in their communities, and committed ourselves to making a positive difference. Team members come from students from Brown University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, The Harvard School of Business, The University of Southern California, and Babson College.

Their Partners

FarmLink is proud to partner with our fiscal agent and advisor Food Finders (Tax ID#33-0412749), a 501c3 food rescue organization connecting donated perishable food to hundreds of nonprofit pantries and shelters throughout Southern California. They are also proud to team up with Uber Freight as part of their Move What Matters campaign to coordinate and transport food to those who need it most. They are also grateful to work hand-in-hand with their partners and are excited for what more they can accomplish together.

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