To Donate the old fashion way. Please make checks payable to: Earl Farm Foundation 3025 Oak Grove Road Howell, Michigan 48855 *EIN: 20-1665147 501(c)(3)
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 $1,800 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)
January 2021 update: Our efforts will continue as the calendar moves from 2020 to 2021. We have learned and accomplished a lot from the previous year and it will help us improve our mission to provide for our neighbors. What we have learned in 2020 is the need in our community is never ending. The beef we provide allows our neighbors the ability to be flexible with their meals and provide a healthy protein in their diet for their families. With the need in our community staying consistent, the foundation plans to build on our efforts from 2020. We hope to create a more consistent and planned delivery of beef to our local food pantries in 2021.
2020 Donation and Delivery Statistics: Amount raised as of December 31, 2020: $38,420 Number of donations: 196 Number of repeat donations: 26 Number of cows purchased: 19 Pounds of beef per cow: 500 Number of pounds delivered: 9,500
Each cow produces approximately 500 pounds of hamburger. Approximately $2,000 allows us to purchase and process a single cow.
Number of cows donated since 2009: 36 Pounds of hamburger donated to families in need since 2009: 18,000
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