ForTheFarmer Fundraiser Gets Help from Local Atlanta Restaurants

In the fast-paced lives we lead, it's easy to take for granted some of the basic and most essential privileges we have. One of the most enjoyable and often neglected luxuries we tend to take for granted is being well fed and never going hungry. One Atlanta organization is hoping to get Atlanta residents and local restaurants involved by hosting a fundraiser to end world hunger. Get all the details about the Kula organization and what their #ForTheFarmer event is all about. On Thursday, August 22 nd , Kula Project, a Roswell-based non-profit with a mission to eradicate both local and worldwide hunger through innovative farming techniques, will host #ForTheFarmer. During this event, several of Atlanta's top restaurants will donate 20 percent of their sales to support Kula Project's farmer sponsorship programs in Kenya and Rwanda.

This great day of food, drink, living and giving will take place at several restaurants including Table & Main | a southern tavern , The Optimist , Chicken and the Egg , King + Duke , Little Alley Steak , The Salt Factory Pub , Farm Burger Dunwoody , Opulent, The Iberian Pig , Sugo Restaurant and Double Zero. "We are overwhelmed by the support of the Atlanta dining community," stated Kula Project founder, Sarah Buchanan. "So many of us are so fortunate to have such delicious dining options and for one day, the choice to dine out will directly benefit those across the globe trying to grow their own food." Sarah derived the idea of the #ForTheFarmer event while serving guests at Roswell, Ga. restaurant, Table & Main, where she also developed an on-site sustainable garden in a barren drainage ditch. Her integration and service to Table & Main and other community restaurants left them eager to give back. "Sarah has been a faithful team member here at Table & Main since our opening and is an inspiration not only in her service here, but worldwide with Kula Project," stated Table & Main owner, Ryan Pernice. "It is our pleasure and the least we can do to support her efforts to drive food sustainability."

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Kula Project's work in Kenya this October, where they begin their work with Phoebe, a Kenyan woman that uses the food from her 15-acre farm to feed the children in her orphanage. Kula Project, in partnership with Just One Foundation, will work with her over the next several months to install drip irrigation and rain water collection, which will allow the farm to be productive through the dry season. The trip will also include a stop in Rwanda, where Kula will work with Land of a Thousand Hills' head agronomist, Manu, to install drip irrigation on their seedling farmers in effort to prevent crop losses due to water inefficiencies. Finally, social media-active diners can tweet and tag #ForTheFarmer now through Thursday, August 22 nd during the event for a chance to receive a $100 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants .

For additional information, please visit KulaProject.org . About Kula Project Kula Project is a 5.01.c.3-pending non-profit organization started by Roswell, Georgia residents Sarah Buchanan and James Sasson in 2012. Kula Project's mission is to equip small farmers with innovative farming methods that create sustainable communities to meet needs on a local to global level. Buchanan and Sasson have implemented these techniques from Atlanta to Swaziland and beyond. Kula Project believes that small farmers are the solution to global hunger and malnutrition, and one hundred percent of every dollar Kula Project receives goes directly to projects. All partnerships and programs are visible to donors and spectators alike. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.