I’d like to introduce you to Orren Fox, a twelve year old raising a flock of 30 chickens and working to raise $500. for Heifer International, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief. Since 1944, Heifer has helped 8.5 million people in more than 125 countries.
Heifer helps many hungry families with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks.
A good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year – plenty to eat, share or sell. With Heifer recipients’ commitment to pass on the offspring and training, the exponential impact of adding chickens to communities in poverty is truly a model that helps end hunger and poverty.
Orren traveled with his family to Africa and knows the impact this will have on kids his age. Dedicated to ethical eating, he’s designed a T-shirt that reads “Free Range Kid” and has been selling them at the local Farmers Market in Newburyport MA. Learn more about this kid hero on his blog or follow him on Twitter!