Hunger is an epidemic. And while the hungry will always be with us, we will do what we can to take care of them. Compassion for our fellow human being is a healthy, yet dying human emotion. Let's revive it!
Yet, there is an often forgotten segment of the population of need. Those who are not homeless or starving, but just can't quite seem to make ends meet during transition time. Or the single mom who can't afford to buy vegetables and fruits, opting instead to buy cheaper, processed, boxed carbs that train their children's taste buds and lay the groundwork for future obesity and diabetes.
TEACHING A MAN TO FISH
At FireKeepers International, we believe handouts should be a temporary fix, not a permanent lifestyle. We also believe that choosing healthy food options can be healing to both the body and mind, perpetuating a cycle of healing - even in the cases of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle choices. By teaching people how to garden economically and in a time-saving manner, we will help people grow their own healthy food.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
By teaching through demonstration, FireKeepers International will be growing; harvesting; preserving and providing healthy, organic produce for the hungry - the homeless and those who are just struggling to make ends meet (single mothers; working, low income households; families with a plethora of children and widows). We also will include those who are desirous of utilizing organic produce to overcome disease and improve health but could not afford to do so using strictly their own resources.
We are working side-by-side with local volunteers and with other organizations to increase effectiveness and productivity.
Nope! We are creating sustainable models for many others to follow. And we have already begun to help others with gardens in their land. Look to FireKeepers International for how-to videos. We are going to inspire you to get your hands dirty!
WHERE WE ARE NOW
We are just transitioning into this new project. We are currently seeking land in northeast Tennessee so that we can begin this project in its fullness. But there's no moss growing on us in the meantime! We network with others who do have land and are ready to grow good food. Catch our resource videos on our YouTube Channel.