Secure food from families' backyards
Feed Back is a vegetable exchange
for the entire community. The program invites families to farm in their backyards and exchange their excess harvest with their neighbors.
How does it work?
Turda's Super-lola (grandma)
Feed Back Manager
They partner and commit funds to solve hunger, guarantee food security and put families on a self sustaining path.
Village leaders commit
Community leaders go door-to-door, invite families, and distribute seeds.
They unite and get buy-in
They convert their backyards into gardens and grow vegetables for 4 weeks.
On the 5th week, leaders launch
the vegetable exchange in an open air, central area in each neighborhood.
What happens during the exchange?
The exchange takes place once a week for at least 8 weeks.
Give & Take
Families bring at least 3 kinds of vegetables & take home their fair share of over 20 kinds.
& creates fun
For every $1 worth of vegetables, families get 1 raffle ticket & a chance to win a fun prize.
Vegetables are pooled then divided fairly among Feed Back families.
Through Feed Back's 16-week time frame, ARK guides and supports community leaders and program managers to set goals, create operational plans, solve structural issues, and track impact.
Families solve hunger in 5 weeks
Families source food in their backyards.
Farmers have diverse crops.
Fisherfolk can now farm.
Families produce excess and gain new sustainable income
They sell excess to nearby villages and towns.
Feed Back creates
food security and self-reliance
No need to import food from afar.
Feed Back unites the community
Engages the youth.
Fuels mothers to become entrepreneurs.
Inspires the families to invest in each other.
To date, we are securing 19,000 families & transforming 138,000 lives
Feed Back is in 8 provinces in the Philippines, 77 communities have implemented it.
As of Aug 22, 2023 (12:00am EST)
Feed Back is sustainable
With pandemic lockdowns, fisherfolk in
Sto. Niño couldn't fish.
Families experienced hunger.
Village Kapitan Erning
wanted to solve that and get families new income. He rallied his community to do Feed Back.