Feeding Families by Farming

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2022: $3,790.00
Projected End Date: 01/15/2024
Grant Recipient: North Kansas City YMCA
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Anjulette Smith
North Kansas City YMCA


  • Vegetables: brussel sprouts, cabbages, carrots, garlic, greens (leafy), greens (lettuces), okra, onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants


  • Crop Production: greenhouses, pollination, pollinator habitat
  • Education and Training: mentoring, networking, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, farm-to-institution
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: community development, community services, food hubs, leadership development, partnerships, urban agriculture

    Proposal summary:

    Many people in our community suffers from food insecurity. The Urban Farm has provided over 500 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for over 15,000 individuals in our community and the need is still great. The North Kansas City Urban Farm provides food for the community with food insecurity free of charge. The farm gives access to healthy food to the community,  which improves and enriches the quality and health of the community. Sustaining the farm is crucial to sustaining our community.  

    Project objectives from proposal:

    We would like to expand the Urban Farm from 10 beds and 10 orchard trees to 20 beds and 20 orchard trees to  make a greater impact  in the lives of the community with food insecurities. We will share our progress with our partners, such as Kansas City Community Gardens and others through our website and social media.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.