Trees That Feed Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity under US tax code 501(c)(3), established 2008.
One morning about 10 years ago, Mary McLaughlin sipped on her morning coffee and reflected, it’s time to do more to help others. Mary wanted to do more to help those in need of nutrition and a better environment. Along with her husband Mike and brother Paul Virtue, Trees That Feed Foundation was established in 2008. Operations commenced in earnest in 2009. Their location in Winnetka, Illinois, now serves as operational headquarters for Jamaica, Haiti, and 10 other countries in the Caribbean and Africa.
Their mission is planting fruit-bearing trees to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. Trees That Feed Foundation believes that tree crops are a large part of the answer to world food concerns. Tree crops are nutritious, yet require less input of labor, agro chemicals, fertilizers and space than field crops. Trees also restore ecological balance to land damaged by misuse or neglect, capture and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and create habitats for small animals and birds. Planting a tree is a winning bet all around … for decades to come!
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