MANA physicians and staff donated 1,251 pounds of food and presented a check for $2,300 to Tri Cycle Farms on April 30, 2021. Tri Cycle Farms is our featured charity of the month for April.
During the month, the MANA team hosted a food drive with a friendly competition between the clinics to collect the most food. The Tri Cycle Farm truck collected and weighed donations on April 30. The clinic with the most food donations was MANA Family Medicine Thompson with 316 pounds of food!
Tri Cycle Farms is a sustainable community urban farm hidden behind a row of houses on Garland Avenue in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tri Cycle Farms is run by a board of directors, staff, and volunteers. The non-profit farm typically hosts over 1000 volunteers each year, educational classes, programs, and events. The food grown on the farm is allocated through a Thirds Share Initiative. They share a third of the produce with volunteers, give a third to food pantries and community meals, and sell a third to sustain the farm and demonstrate the economy of food. In addition, the farm operates a food recovery program working with local restaurants, grocery stores, and food pantries. To learn more visit tricyclefarms.org.
Each month, MANA physicians and staff choose a local non-profit that relates to our mission of supporting the health of our community. Our team members can choose to participate in MANA Giving through payroll deduction. Local nonprofits are nominated by team members and voting for 12 charities takes place in late December for the following year.