The Outreach Farm is a unique nonprofit cattle farm with over 126 head of cattle on leased acreage in Hemingway. This is an all-volunteer mission—the only one of its kind in the U.S.—whose
vision is to provide beef to feed the hungry in 3 coastal counties and hoping to expand to Charleston county in the future. In 2010, The Farm will provide 42,000 meals of beef to 9 agencies feeding the hungry including homeless shelters, soup kitchens and children’s homes in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. They are hoping to extend the count of meals provided to 55,000 by 2012. These accomplishments helped The Farm earn an Angel Award from the South Carolina Secretary of State in 2008 as one of the 10 best charitable organizations in SC. 98.8 % of all charitable donations go directly back into the farm itself.
All funding is provided by voluntary donations such as ours, and from grants from foundations such as the Bunnelle Foundation in Georgetown. In addition to support from St. Paul’s Mission Budget, several members of our congregation regularly volunteer to work on fences, barns, equipment and delivering beef, as well as serving on the Board of Directors.