US: Hybrid farming company partners with food bank to address food security

Eden Green Technology entered a partnership with Sharing Excess, a nonprofit organization that works to address food insecurity and will enhance its robust food donation program.

Eden Green’s donations have totaled over 365,000 pounds of fresh, hydroponic lettuce to date, representing the equivalent of up to 8,000 meals per week, which will reach local partners, partners including Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Harvesting in Mansfield Food Bank, nonprofits in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who each serve thousands of community members weekly. Most importantly, these donations help to fill in gaps in the fresh produce supply for these organizations.

“So many communities across the country lack access to fresh produce,” said Eden Green CEO Eddy Badrina. “We have intentionally built our hybrid greenhouses with those communities in mind. First, our business model is designed to have up to a 10% buffer in each of our thirteen yearly harvests that we can then donate to those in need. Our produce is always fresh for 24-48 hours and never on the verge of expiration. Second, by purposefully placing our greenhouse facilities in urban areas with a demonstrated need for more reliable produce, we both feed and employ the local community. We are constantly thinking about how we can maximize the impact of our technology. Our donation program is a crucial piece within that mission.”

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Eden Green,” said Evan Ehlers, Executive Director of Sharing Excess: “This collaboration has enabled us to consistently deliver high-value, nutritionally rich produce to local food banks every week. We are immensely proud to work alongside Eden Green in our joint endeavor to expand access to fresh and healthy food, a necessity that is all too often out of reach for many. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our mission to combat food insecurity with sustainable and impactful solutions.”

Eden Green plans to build 20 vertical greenhouses across the United States over the next five years and to further its philanthropic mission through each expansion project.

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