Random Act of Kindness- Freedom Team Inc believes in being an organization that is led by the Holy Spirit. We currently assist the Veteran community and their families predominately but if we are led to assist the needs of other Americans we have a network of organizations we can work with to help those in need. With constraints typically placed on most 501c3 organizations due to the limited range of their missions in helping those they serve, our random acts of kindness is the program designed to fill the gaps in the vast net of supportive services provided by other organizations. We have found that our highest demographic served has been the military veteran caregivers, homeless veteran community, the homeless community, and combat veterans and their families.
Freedom Farm Team – Our Farm Team began as an idea of seeking ways to fight food and financial inequity in urban America. Launching in January 2021 we will begin our first cycle of Farm Teammates. During this year our participants will learn and build their own gardens, learn how to build a business, sell and market their products and how to create a sustainable supplemental income. We will have mentoring provided. To complete our program and become a teammate we expect our participants to meet specific criteria and to meet specific goals during their first year.
Outdoor Veteran and Family Fellowship – Simply put we host and coordinate outdoor activities and events to build up our veteran communities. We have respite for Mil/Vet Caregivers or we have hunting and fishing for the veterans. We are located in Maine and we have relationships throughout the New England area currently which is where our fellowship activities occur. To find out about upcoming events subscribe to our emailed newsletter.
F.E.A.S.T. (Friends Eating And Sharing Together)
Project FEAST is a meal that will benefit our valuable residents and their families in Franklin County, PA and surrounding area. We have decided to give our residents a special meal to say let’s gather to eat together and share. This is where you will come and enjoy friends and family and share the love as a people. The mission of Project Feast is to make mindfulness of healthy nutrient eating and grow in Fellowship.
Feast (Friends Eating And Sharing Together)
The mission of FEAST is to combat food insecurities in our communities and create mindfulness of healthy nutrient eating.
For starters, food insecurity among children has been linked to poor academic performance. According to statics, 80% of teachers said that they have seen students lose the ability to concentrate because they are hungry. Nearly 60% of children from low-income families say they have come to school on an empty stomach. The long-term consequences of sending children to class hungry are substantial. Children who experience food insecurity in school or at home fall behind and tend to stay behind. Although hunger affects every community in the United States, some groups of people are more vulnerable than others. Over 50 million Americans face hunger every day including one in 4 children. If we think about hunger as most of us experience it, as a temporary sensation, the solution to this problem is straightforward: we just need to get more food for people who don’t have enough. Some people are two times more likely to be food insecure than other households. As senior citizens are the fastest-growing food insecure population in the United States. 1 in 4 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is food insecure. And a growing body of research shows that the number of college students facing hunger is skyrocketing. Freedom Team is here to reduce food waste and fight food insecurities with our FEAST Program. Rescuing and donating meals for our neighbors in need is so important because, without emergency food providers, their situation would be even direr. Food banks and soup kitchens, however, it is not enough.
How has Freedom Team combated this issue? We have partnered up with our local community businesses by gathering resources, food and facilitating a meal that I comfortable for the entire family to come out and enjoy without the uncomfortable feeling of attending a soup kitchen. We rotate a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal to feed the community. We collect food donations from Starbucks, KFC, Shaborro, Burger King, and local food Ministries. The families come in a sit-down at our two locations of In-Kind donated space from a local community center and a local AMVETS. As the magic happens we have military veterans that donate their time to giving back to the community in which sparks a conversation of their service and their trials and tribulations. As each party educated each other as they build a relationship of togetherness and joy.
This meal is FREE to the residents and their families!
Would you be willing to donate: GIFT CARD, CHECK, FOOD, BEVERAGES, ETC. Your contribution will help keep costs down so we can ensure all the residents that attend the FEAST Dinner occurs no out-of-pocket expense for this wonderful community dinner.
Our menu has been Breakfast Pancake and Eggs, Spaghetti Dinner or Lunch Hamburger/Hotdog with fries as well as beverages. This is a family-friendly meal. Depending on the donations will depend on our meal. All meals are subject to change. We are looking to expand with your assistance.
Freedom Team Inc is hosting Project F.E.A.S.T. Dinner to support our residents in Franklin County and the surrounding area. I’d like to ask you to join me in my efforts by contributing any food items or monetary donations.
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