OUR MISSION is to continue consistent monthly deliveries of healthy beef protein to our local food pantries. Here is how you can make an impactful contribution:
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors We are looking for 200 people to be part of this campaign by making a monthly contribution. This will help us build a consistent income stream that will allow us to deliver beef protein to those who need it most in our community on a regular basis. $25 per month can provide a family with 5 pounds of healthy beef protein. A food staple that becomes more rare in pantries as times get harder.
“We service the whole of Livingston County and we have not had beef for them in some time. Your donation has put beef back on the tables of our needy in Livingston County.
The parents have been so grateful because now they can give their children hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti for lunch.
Regular monthly deliveries make a HUGE difference in the lives of the needy families in our County.”
God Bless you.
Yvonne Cavalli President Bountiful Harvest Inc
“In addition to the high cost of beef, there also seems to be a shortage, so many families we know are simply doing without.
If only you could see their faces when we are able to give them such good quality ground beef! Those moments are the BEST!
We could never share all the blessed moments you have allowed us to experience as we distribute food in our community.”
Much love, Rhonda and Sarah The Torch
“Family Impact Centers is so very grateful for your support as we partner together to provide short-term assistance and long-term restoration within our community.
Your donation will provide many healthy meals for struggling individuals and families.
May God bless you all for having the heart to reach out to those in need.”
Sincerely, Barbara Dine Executive Director Family Impact Centers
Your monthly contribution keeps the freezers stocked AND frees up funds for these organizations to make other fresh food purchases: Bountiful Harvest Food Bank, Brighton LACASA Center, Howell SonRise Food Pantry, Howell Family Impact Center, Howell Active Faith, South Lyon Torch 180, Fowlerville The Salvation Army, Howell
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Earl Farm Foundation 3025 Oak Grove Road Howell, Michigan 48855 *EIN: 20-1665147 501(c)(3)
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2022 Delivery Statistics (As of 7/15/22) Number of cows purchased: 10 Number of pounds delivered: 4,900
Since 2009 Total number of cows donated : 47 Total pounds of hamburger donated to families in need: 23,500
* Each cow produces approximately 500 pounds of hamburger. Approximately $2,400 allows us to purchase and process a single cow.
Who we are: The Earl Farm Foundation / Howell Funding Inc is a family run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to help those in need. Help is provided predominately in the form of ground beef or any other form that will help our neighbors in need. Overall we have donated 36 cows over the years with 19 in 2020. Our efforts have produced approximately 18,000 pounds over the years. Approximately $2,300 purchases a cow and supplies 500 one pound packages of healthy hamburger protein. Please consider donating. Earl Farm Foundation/Howell Funding Inc. EIN: 20-1665147 501(c)(3)
Q1 2022 update:
3 months in a row we have delivered healthy hamburger beef protein to our community food pantries.
January 20th: 1,100 lbs to SonRise Food Pantry of Howell and Bountiful Harvest in Brighton.
February 25th: 900 lbs to Torch 180 and Family Impact Center, both in Fowlerville
March 23rd: 900 lbs to Torch 180 of Fowlerville
During this first quarter of 2022 we have spent $13,576 producing 2,900 pounds of hamburger. This equates to an average of $4.68 per pound. Not bad considering the rise in the cost of beef over the last year. Beef prices have shot above $5 per pound for hamburger and I noticed Costco beef tenderloin at $35 per pound last week. I've never seen that before. Not only is our process providing the lowest cost beef for our families in need, they are also getting the best high quality beef as the whole cow is being processed.
As of this week we have approximately $38,000 in the bank. As we progress through the rest of the year we anticipate costs to rise. Most likely we will spend the entirety of the current balance throughout the remaining three quarters of 2022. Fundraising efforts will be ongoing with our major fundraising event being held on July 30th.
Thank you to everyone that has contributed. Amanda Powell, who helps coordinate the processing and finding the available cows, and all of you for your contributions that help to keep this process going. Thank you and know your contributions are making a difference.
Most resent deliveries to Torch 180 and Family Impact Center both in Fowlerville. February 25, 2022
October 28th and November 23rd deliveries: Bountiful Harvest, LACASA, SonRise Food Pantry, Family Impact Center, Active Faith, Torch 180, and The Salvation Army.
July 9, 2020 deliveries: The Torch, Active Faith, & Bountiful Harvest. A total of 1,500 pounds of beef to Livingston County pantries.
Messages from Brent Earl:
April 4, 2020 Campaign kick-off
November 10, 2020: Update
Yvonne Cavalli with Brent at Bountiful Harvest in Brighton, MI
I cannot express how much we appreciated receiving 932 pounds of ground beef last week.
You are amazing.
We service the whole of Livingston County and we have not had beef for them in some time. This donation has put beef back on the tables of our needy in Livingston County.
We also have 700 of the children who are on free and reduced lunches when school is in session. We have been giving the breakfast and lunches in lieu of what they would have received at school. The parents have been so grateful because now they can give their children hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti for lunch.
When we talked you were concerned that you would have too much burger too fast for us to have freezer space or be able to give it out fast enough. I am pleased to let you know that we will have gone through the beef you donated within the next two weeks. You had mentioned this happening on a monthly basis for a couple of months. If this is so, you will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the needy families in our County.
We are ready when you are. God Bless you.
Yvonne Cavalli President Bountiful Harvest Inc 810-360-0271
Hello Brent Earl and Supporters! June 28, 2020
We just wanted to thank you on behalf of all the families who will be enjoying fresh ground beef from your INCREDIBLY generous 640 lb. donation! We feel so blessed to be part of what you are doing! Your generosity provides in so many ways. For one, ground beef is very expensive in the stores these days – we purchase what we can when we can because we know how much it helps the families we serve. Your donation allows us to free up funds for the other fresh food purchases we make! In addition to the high cost of beef, there also seems to be a shortage, so many families we know are simply doing without. If only you could see their faces when we are able to give them such good quality ground beef! Those moments are the BEST! We could never share all the blessed moments you have allowed us to experience as we distribute food in our community. The Torch is truly a living, breathing community of beautiful, generous souls who give of themselves to make a difference for others. Thank you for being in our family! John Bunyan said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” You have lived well today!
Rhonda and Sarah
Gleaners Food Bank volunteers package and load food in cars lined up around the perimeter of the Fowlerville High School parking lot Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Photo: Gillis Benedict/Livingston Daily)
Community food pantries, food banks distribute more than 100 tons of food in March
Kayla Daugherty, Livingston Daily Published 10:00 p.m. ET April 2, 2020 | Updated 4:03 p.m. ET April 3, 2020
Food banks in Livingston County are working to keep up with the community's needs amid the coronavirus outbreak, distributing more than 100 tons of food last month. Gleaners Community Food Bank distributed 200,000 pounds of food in March, 40,000 pounds more than in March 2019. According to the food bank, the increase was distributed through its normal Shared Harvest Pantry distribution, as well as increased distributions at the Pinckney School Food Mobile and Three Fires School Food Mobile. Additionally Gleaners hosted biweekly breakfasts and lunches at Fowlerville High School, the Pinckney bus garage and Hartland High School and meal packages to Livingston Senior Nutrition and other organizations serving seniors. --
The 2017 Earl Farm Foundation Field to Table Benefit Dinner, held on July 20th, raised over $12,000. That amount of money allowed us to buy and sell calves and cows that eventually turned into 6,000 pounds of fresh hamburger in 1 pound packages. The beef was distributed four times; December of 2017, March of 2018, April and December of 2019. The receiving organizations were Torch 180, LACASA, SonRise Food Pantry, Family Impact Center of Fowlerville, Gleaners of Livingston County, and Bountiful Harvest of Brighton.
In total, our little sunflower field to table dinner party provided 6,000 pounds of hamburger to our community and a 20 cu. ft. freezer to The Torch!
2017 Beef Delivery
150th Earl Farm Anniversary
The anniversary party on August 16, 2014 was a success. We celebrated the farm's 150th year, dating back to 1864. Roughly 275 people attended and..........you raised $9,525!These funds were distributed as follows:
Make A Wish- Michigan: $3,510 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County:$3,015 The Connection Youth Services: $3,000