Donald first heard about HAFA at the end of his undergraduate education, when they had already been operating for almost four years. In the five years since, they’ve grown tremendously. Donald served on the Minneapolis Food Policy Council with Pakou Hang, the founder of the organization, and it was always clear how the root of the work was in community wealth building. The families who contribute to growing HAFA’s food all collectively benefit from the cooperative structure of organization. It allows them to sell to larger vendors like the Minneapolis Public Schools, where individually they wouldn’t be able to produce enough to scale. The ability of the organization to leverage the power of their relationships to build social and economic justice for their members is astounding.
HAFA will use the money you contribute to lead trainings for their farmers on improving their business and farming practices. It will allow members to seek out opportunities to be leaders both in the field and in the food community. The business side of the organization does allow for some of this to happen, but the contribution you make will permit them to go even further in building the members to achieve, as they consistently have, beyond expectations. We would be honored if you joined us with a contribution.