We created 180° Farm as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in beautiful Coweta County, Georgia. We believe this is a way to minister to the needs of those who are sick in our community, through education and providing clean, organically grown food.
My wife and I purchased property in Sharpsburg, Georgia 12 years ago. We had envisioned building a house and starting a small farm. Soon after the purchase, my son Mason was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma, a childhood form of cancer.
As Mason’s cancer became non-progressive, we realized we needed to do more than just grow good food for ourselves. Simply put, we wanted to produce foods for the local community we struggled to find locally while Mason was recovering - healthy, organic, “clean foods” that did not contain pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics.
We also realized that many families fighting cancer may have insurance for treatment, but are financially unable to afford the lifestyle change it takes to recover and heal (consuming nutrient dense, clean foods). Not only does our organization give organically grown food to those families who are fighting cancer, but we also teach about food awareness and nutrition. Once a month we speak at CTCA in Newnan and do other speaking engagements, as time allows.
Although we are not set up at the farm as a food bank, we do have a market at CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) in Newnan weekly, where we give out about 300-500lbs of organic food to cancer patients and staff. At the farm on Saturday's, we sell fresh fruits and vegetables to the community. This helps bring in much needed revenue so we can purchase seeds, minerals for the soil, feed for the animals, and helps cover operating expenses.
Thanks to critical partnerships with UNFI, CTCA of Newnan, and local churches, we've been able to expand our reach to those who are sick and/or impoverished locally and beyond. Here is a breakdown of 180's impact on the community since 2010:
Organic food donated to those fighting cancer in our community -
2010 - 550lbs
2011 - 1,250lbs
2012 - 13,000lbs
2013 - 24,500lbs
2015 - 29,600lbs
2016 - 31,600lbs
2017 - 27,300lbs
2018 - 1,850lbs
Please keep our organization in your prayers, as we believe God will expand our impact again in 2018 and beyond. We are always in need of financial support to cover the escalating costs of growing healthy, organically grown food. It costs $40+ per week to provide our organically grown food to families fighting cancer, and more if we are providing eggs and/or meat. If you'd like help us by making a financial contribution, click on the "Donate" button below.
Thank you and God Bless!
Scott, Nicole, Camron and Mason
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