“Feeding people is important to me.” There’s a reason that TBA’s headquarters is in a farmhouse. Our founder, Kim Hansz, also has a farm. Lovingly named Grandma Clara’s Garden, the Hansz farm produces quite a harvest. Since 2015, every year from June through October, Grandma Clara’s Garden harvests approximately 1,000 lbs. of produce. And every year, this produce goes to the food pantry at Neighborhood House in Rochester Hills.
Neighborhood House is a non-profit human service organization that helps “families and individuals in crisis move toward long-term success through rent and utility financial assistance, food, clothing, counseling, a bike program, transportation services, educational classes such as financial education, budgeting help, job coaching, resume building, parenting classes and computer literacy skills training.” They have a straightforward mission statement – they believe “neighbors helping neighbors is the model of a strong community.” And at TBA, we agree.