Just Food’s City Chicken Project provides the training, coops and hens that schools and community gardening groups need to raise healthy chickens and delicious eggs.
On May 20th, the City Chicken Committee - a team of Just Food staff and partners, chicken keepers and urban farmers - set out to visit six potential City Chicken Project partners. We have applicants from Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. Our applicants are schools, community gardeners and urban farmers. All of our applicants want to build chicken coops so that they can engage and bring their community together, offer educational opportunities, increase the health of their urban farms and gardens, and increase access to healthy food.
This project was started in partnership with Heifer International, but Heifer is no longer funding in NYC, so we need your help! We need to raise $9,926 to provide training to our partners and build coops.
What your contribution provides:
$15 - 1 pullet or adult laying hen (most coops begin with a flock of around 12 chickens)
$50 - Supplies like a waterer or a feeder
$100 - 1 workshop on chicken health, care and maintenance
$1000 - A community build day with a volunteer supervisor and an expert coop-building carpenter (most coop-building projects require more than one build day, more than one person to supervise, and a tremendous outpouring of volunteer support )
$1500 - materials for one coop
The City Chicken Project would not be possible without the volunteer hours, donations large and small, and the vibrant energy and ideas of the communities we work with.
Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects New York City communities and local and urban farmers with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all.
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