Just what would you do with 1,000 bushels of soft red winter wheat?
If you’re savvy Sarah Kavage: grind them into flour and give it all away.
The urban planner procured the grain after closing out of a futures contract, opting to share the real commodity with real people in need.
The do-gooding project, called Industrial Harvest, has already reached nonprofits like the Greater Chicago Food Depository and local farmers markets. You can pick up a bag wherever you see it; Kavage just asks that you share what you bake (be it bread, pie, or biscuits) with others.
Kavage needs to raise $5,000 by August 11 to cover the rest of her wheat costs. Whether you pledge here or attend a carb-heavy event, you’ll be planting the seed for a new crop of philanthropic thinking.
For more information, go to industrialharvest.com.
Photo: Nina Matthews Photography / Flickr
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