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Mt. Healthy urban farm comes up with new way to serve community

Posted at 8:11 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 18:44:16-04

CINCINNATI — When COVID-19 hit the Tri-State, an urban farm came up with a different way to continue serving the community they were a part of.

Tikkun Farm on Elizabeth Street in Mt. Healthy used to offer programs that showed residents how to cook in order to address trauma in their lives. Social distancing, though, in the midst of COVID-19 made the workers at the farm rethink how they could best serve others.

Now, volunteers show up to the farm on Sundays and cut food and measure food for meal kits, which are then given out to families in the community.

"That huge web of connection that holds us all together doesn't just have to make us a sick," Tikkun Farm founder Mary Laymon said. "It can also really bless us."

Tikkun Farm prepared 30 meals this past weekend, but they hope they can prepare enough meals to serve 300 families. If you or someone you know would like a meal kit, you can apply through this online form.