Mission Statement: The mission "The Planters" is to provide food for the homeless and provide land and supplies for the homeless to come and start growing their own crops.
Problem: The problem that we are trying to solve and help reduce is the fact that the homeless are having food problems and not having land to grow crops and we want to help and stop that. In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States.
Why the problem is important: This problem is so important because there are to many people who are without food and can not get food for themselves to provide for their families. There are people out there that also can not get crops or have space to farm crops. About 795 million people are undernourished globally, just over one in nine; the vast majority of the hungry (98 percent), live in the developing regions.
Solution: Our solution is to be giving out food to the homeless people because there are a good amount of them that do not have a reliable source of food. Also a way you can help is start a local food drive in your community. Another thing is that we are going to have an area for the homeless people to come a grow crops and know that they have a source of food. Poverty is the other major factor that contributes to the homelessness epidemic. A lack of employment opportunities, combined with a decline in public assistance leaves low-income families just an illness or accident away from being put out on the streets.