Feeding the Families Program

Nurturing lives through local, biodynamically grown, food

Friends of Happy Heart Farm

What is Feeding the families?

Committed to providing families in need with fresh, local and organic food, Happy Heart Farm owners, Dennis and Bailey Stenson, started Feeding the Families in 2009. In the program’s first year, we raised enough funds to feed six families. In 2010,we created a non profit Friends of Happy Heart Farm and raised over $12,000 to feed 20 families.  In 2011 FHHF raised over $12,000 to feed 25 families. In 2012, 29 families were fed(10 of these families were victims of the High Park fire).  In 2013, we fed 28 families, feeding a total of 112 people.

Who is eligible to participate in Feeding the Families?

Young BoyLow-income families in Fort Collins are encouraged to visit the Friends of Happy Heart Farm Website to learn more about the program. Feeding the Families recipients are asked to give back to the program a minimum of 12 hours of work or pay $50. All recipients are encouraged to participate in the Farm’s seasonal celebrations. To apply or learn more about this program, please visit Friends of Happy Heart Farm.

Could you or your family benefit from the Friends of Happy Heart Farm? Apply here

"My three children and I have been extremely blessed this season, not only to feast on locally grown organic food when the cupboards were bare, but to be a part of something larger: a community of hardworking, dedicated people who care for the earth and other."

- Yvette

Get Involved!

The Feeding the Families program is generously supported by Friends of Happy Heart Farm. Our fund raising goal of $25,000 will be reached through individual, business and church donations, fundraisers, and grants. Tax deductible donations can be made at: www.HappyHeartFriends.org.


Please consider supporting this important initiative by contributing any amount.

$600 pays for a family’s needs for 23 weeks
$52 = 2 weeks $26 = 1 week


Tax deductible donations can be made to: Friends of Happy Heart Farm, send checks made payable to: Friends of Happy Heart Farm, and mail to: 2820 W. Elizabeth St. Fort Collins, CO 80521.


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