Blog | November 27, 2017

Make a Difference on #GivingTuesday

by Caroline Malcolm Fiore

Farm Aid cannot strengthen family farmers and build the movement for family farm food without you–our generous supporters. On November 28, we’ll be participating in #GivingTuesday—a global day dedicated to generosity and giving back.


Our goal is to raise $10,000 in one day! But we can only reach our goal with your help. Let’s show family farmers how much we appreciate the hard work they do for us.  Generous Farm Aid donors have pledged to match donations up to the first $3,000 raised on #GivingTuesday. Give a gift to support family farmers and see it doubled!

Thank you to our incredible supporters who are kickstarting Farm Aid’s #GivingTuesday campaign:

Chris, Joe and Mark DeFeo

Chris, Joe and Mark DeFeo

We’ve been attending the Farm Aid concert for 10 years now, and we’re proud to lend our support to Farm Aid’s vital mission. We’re humbled by the tireless work ethic of family farmers and want to do all we can to ensure they have a bright future ahead. We think it’s essential everyone has access to good, healthy food.

Farm Aid is more than a concert. It’s an organization that connects all people all across the country to strengthen family farm agriculture, our local communities, and our planet. They’re fighting for a more sustainable and compassionate food system.

We admire Farm Aid’s relentless dedication to family farmers and hope you’ll join us in giving a gift on #GivingTuesday. We’ll match the first $1,000 raised today! Let’s demand more from our food system together.

Yan Besner

Yan Besner (left) with Farm Aid’s executive director, Carolyn Mugar, and associate director, Glenda Yoder.

Farm Aid is special to me on a deeply personal level. As a parent, the health of our food system is very important to me. Seeing the very real struggle that family farmers face, I’m inspired to continue to support Farm Aid in any way that I can.

As a member of the Development Advisory Council at Farm Aid, I’ve gotten to know the staff and have been infected by their relentless dedication and brilliance. I am proud to work alongside them for a food system we can all believe in.

On #GivingTuesday, I’m asking you to give a gift to Farm Aid. I’ll match the second $1,000 raised, and we’ll find solutions to the issues family farmers face every day.

Kari Nott

Kari Nott (far right) with Farm Aid volunteers.

Farm Aid’s mission is part of the life I have chosen to live: getting a CSA share, shopping at my farmers market, becoming friends with farmers, making connections with food. The work that Farm Aid does every day is so critical to ensure that we all have good food from family farmers.

All of us can work hard to create change. Whether that means you’re growing sustainably for your local community, or you’re an activist working with family farmers and eaters, or an eater who knows that good food is grown closer to home with the care of family farmers… each and every one of us does make a difference.

I hope you’ll join me in giving a gift to Farm Aid on #GivingTuesday. I’ve pledged to match up to $1,000 in donations. I am incredibly proud of what Farm Aid is able to accomplish every day of the year. Join me in showing our appreciation for Farm Aid, and for the family farmers we all love.

How can you join in on #GivingTuesday to make a difference in the lives of family farmers and all of us who eat?

1. Make a gift to Farm Aid on #GivingTuesday

2. Spread the Word

Next, help us get the word out on social media. Post your favorite food and farm photos or tell people why you love Farm Aid and use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #FarmAid.

3. Eat Well, Do Good

Finally, don’t forget to share your support of family farmers every day by eating good food grown close to home!

Help us reach our goal! Thank you for your continued support.

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