Tyler and Liz Boggs

Local Farmer Giving Back to Community

Tyler and Elizabeth Boggs started Heart2Heart Farms in Sherwood, Oregon about four years ago to get more control over the food their family consumed. Last year they made connections with local produce distributors to pick up waste food to feed to their hundreds of animals. Surprisingly much of this food was in great condition, but was no longer store-shelf-presentable. he opened his gates up to community members in need to come out to his farm every Friday to take what they needed.
To their surprise the need was so great they regularly have hundreds of needy families show up on their farm every week to glean from this great resource. The demand grew so much that Tyler has destroyed three farm trailers and his truck hauling the tons of food up the hill to his farm every week.
Heart2Heart is now running a fundraising campaign at Indigogo, http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-a-sustainable-free-community-for-all/a1c1/7261040, to help raise funds for a heavy duty truck and trailer as well as to fix up a forklift and install a cooler so he can make the produce last longer so more families can be helped.
Earlier this week they were on the front page of the Tigard Times and I wanted to see if I could get them even broader exposure with the help of KATU News. Tyler and Elizabeth have given so deeply of themselves to help hundreds of hungry families put fresh produce on the table. It's time for the community to pitch in a little bit so they can continue and even expand how many they can help.

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Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 8 at 3:59 PM

this is cool Civil journalism.. keep it .

Nicole says ... on Thursday, May 8 at 8:42 PM

Tyler and Liz are two of the most giving, compassionate, and amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They go above and beyond to help everyone they come into contact with, and use every resource they have to help anyone in need.

Tyler says ... on Thursday, May 8 at 8:47 PM

I'd love to see this story run :) might just inspire others to do what they can, where they can, for the benefit of humanity. Besides, most news is so overwhelmingly negative, an uplifting story will be a wonderful change, bringing hope to many!

Holly says ... on Thursday, May 8 at 8:58 PM

Great organization with great morals doing great work! This story would be uplifting and motivating to viewers...a definite welcomed story instead of the same old depressing stories of violence, loss of life, etc.

Natalie says ... on Friday, May 9 at 5:49 AM

Please run this story! These wonderful people are trying to change the world and they are really on to something!

Angela says ... on Friday, May 9 at 1:23 PM

Free food Friday is just one of the cool things the farm does! They have classes too! They are doing a wonderful thing for the community & need recognition so they can continue & expand.

Lisa says ... on Friday, May 9 at 7:56 PM

My children and I have had the great pleasure to visit this farm numerous times. Tyler, Liz and all of the people I have met at this farm are some of the best people I have ever met. When our family struggled they helped feed us and teach us.

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