T.C. Beckett, a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, met a homeless veteran. It was this encounter that wouldn’t let T.C. rest knowing there were others like this gentleman out there. Estimates of anywhere from 40-80 thousand veterans are homeless not knowing where their next meal is coming from. T.C. had to do something. He didn’t just want to feed homeless veterans, he wanted to empower them. Veterans Produce was founded in 2018. Since they have built a team to help them fulfill their mission. Kenny Smith joined the team as the, Marketing Executive. He is a Navy veteran with a passion for marketing and helping others see and understand what Veterans Produce does.
Veterans Produces is a veteran-owned 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to feed homeless veterans. They help break the cycle of food insecurity by empowering Veterans to provide for themselves. Veterans Produce builds local community gardens, that provides access to healthy food year round. Veterans learn how to farm, growing their own food. They build skills that will allow them future work and contribute to producing Building local community gardens enables 365-day access to healthy organic food. They do this using aquaponic gardens, as they are highly efficient and produce up to 8-10 more food per square foot. This process can be replicated in other communities across the United States.
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