Common Good combats food insecurity and nurtures the health and well-being of its community, addressing both immediate needs and long-term systemic injustices. The Pay-What-You-Can Farm Stand ensures that all visitors (some 300 families a year) walk away with fresh fruits and vegetables regardless of their ability to pay. Part of a larger effort to redistribute power to the community, Common Good will provide the space, funding, and support for a new Community Fridge & Pantry in the Kelly Miller housing community; residents will decide how it is managed and what items they need most free food, dry goods, household items, diapers, feminine hygiene products. Farm-based educational sessions, an after-school youth development program, a certificate program in regenerative urban agriculture, and a wide range of community events make the farm a nourishing and uplifting place where neighbors come together.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; LeDroit Park, Shaw, Bloomingdale

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members


  • Pounds of produce distributed:   5,200
  • Number of youth educated:   700
  • Volunteers engaged in hands-on farming and produce distribution:   600
  • Low-income individuals and families receiving fresh produce:   80

Awards & Recognition

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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Common Good City Farm is: Less than $500k

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