JK Moving Services, a global moving, storage, relocation, and logistics enterprise, announced the opening of the JK Community Farm, a JK Moving signature charitable initiative that will have a lasting and healthy impact on struggling families within the Loudoun community and beyond. The farm is a philanthropic effort designed to alleviate hunger by growing, and harvesting crops and livestock and donating them to nonprofits, including Loudoun Hunger Relief, which will also serve as the distribution partner to other nonprofits.
Kuhn is expanding the breadth of his family and company’s philanthropic investments in a way that upholds their values and has a lasting impact on the community where it is headquartered. Interested in making meaningful investments, Kuhn recently purchased land in Purcellville, Va. to house The JK Community Farm. At first, four acres will be used to grow more than 16 types of vegetables including sweet potatoes, potatoes, lettuce, corn, kale, and more. More acres will be added for growth in years to come. In addition, the Kuhn family is donating beef, pork, and venison. In year one, JK Community Farm expects to donate 53,000 pounds of crops as well as meat. The retail value of the year one donation is approximately $235,000.
In addition to sharing meat and fresh produce, the JK Community Farm is also planning to host educational classes for nonprofit clients about cooking, gardening, nutrition. The farm will also provide volunteering opportunities for JK Moving staff and others in the community; a CSA for JK Moving and JK sister company—CapRelo—employees; and workforce training for nonprofit partner clients.
More than 14,000 Loudoun residents suffer from food insecurity. In fact, nearly half of the peopled served at food pantries are children. They also serve senior citizens, the ill and disabled, those who are homeless, and the working poor. Nearly 70 percent of adults who receive food are employed at least part-time. Having sources of fresh food are important to these organizations’ work to end hunger. To Learn more click here.