“Why I Give…”
“Acta Non Verba works tirelessly to address issues of food justice in East Oakland.
Whether it’s educating children about healthy eating, teaching community gardeners how to grow their own food or hosting engaging workshops and field trips at the farm, Acta Non Verba empowers the East Oakland community to be healthier and happier.
Children who attend camp ANV are challenged to try all sorts of new things, from growing and cooking food, to dancing and playing the violin. And it’s out on the farm that they really come alive: the children plan, plant and harvest the summer’s produce, and ANV staff then sells it to the community through a weekly farm stand and CSA. Acta Non Verba recognizes that children with savings accounts are seven times more likely to attend college, so proceeds from the farm stand and CSA go to individual savings accounts for the children.
Not only do I believe in Acta Non Verba’s mission, but I have witnessed their impact, and it’s powerful. I am so proud to support the programs at ANV that build a more just food system for residents of East Oakland. “
ANV Board Member
“Why I Give…”
“I give to Acta Non Verba because ANV gives to me, my family, and my community. Where else can my children learn about healthy living, food justice, and economic viability in a space where “FUN”! is frequently the answer to “how was your day?”
I give because I support the mission, leadership, and programmatic goals of the organization. ANV is community based in its design, its implementation, and its outreach.
ANV is important because it stands alone as the only urban farm in my community. The resources that it provides are vital to the sustainability and regrowth of East Oakland. By proving food, education, a safe space, and healthy living resources for the community, ANV is transformative in its approach to improving the quality of life for residents of East Oakland.
It’s important because of the diversity of programs that Camp ANV offers. It’s critical to economically disadvantaged, as well as, working families in East Oakland, because it provides affordable programs for children and families. ANV is necessary!”
Please, take a moment to donate at least $50 to help Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project continue it’s mission of providing a safe place for East Oakland youth.
Camp ANV Mom/ ANV Board Member