Across four rural farms and a London City base, Jamie’s Farm works with over 7,000 children per year who are at risk of academic or social exclusion. “Our unique programme sees small groups of children immersed into farm life during a weeklong residential, or series of day visits, tackling real jobs with tangible outcomes, within a supportive family environment; this encourages cooperation, boosts self-esteem and builds positive relationships.” says Jamie Feilden, founder of Jamie’s Farm. “We improve young people’s mental wellbeing, behavior and engagement with school by building life skills.”
With their focus on education and sustainable farming, they were the perfect partner for ADM UK to support through an ADM Cares grant and Alistair Cross, Managing Director of ADM Milling UK was keen to support further with a flour donation.
ADM Driver Paul Hodder, contributed to this very worthy cause by delivering a year’s worth of flour to all three of Jamie’s Farms. Chris Morrish, Distribution and Planning Manager at ADM Milling UK who coordinated the delivery said, “We all know how important it is to give kids as broad an experience of life as possible, and as parents we’re all aware of how much wellbeing is gained from spending time in the countryside. We are happy to help such a worthy cause – keep up the good work!”
Over the year’s ADM’s support has helped young people take part in the Jamie’s Farm programme, building their self-esteem, self-confidence and engagement with life, whilst learning about the importance of being outdoors and the environment they live in.
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ADM’s corporate social investment program, ADM Cares, aligns our corporate giving with our business strategies and sustainability objectives.
Through the program, ADM works to sustain and strengthen our commitment to communities where our colleagues work, live, and operate by directing funding to initiatives and organisations driving meaningful social, economic and environmental progress. The ADM Cares team evaluates potential projects submitted for funding to ensure they meet specific eligibility criteria, such as initiatives that support education, food security and hunger relief, or safe, responsible and environmentally-sound agricultural practices in critical growing regions around the world.