Sola Gratia Farm is a twelve-acre vegetable farm started by St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana. Sola Gratia Farm grows fresh produce following organic practices for its Community Supported Agriculture program, a Farmer’s Market, and grocery stores in Champaign-Urbana.
Sola Gratia Farm donates at least 10 percent of its produce to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank and other hunger abatement programs in East Central Illinois. Overthe last seven years, we have donated over 62,000 pounds of produce to the EIFB, and with your help, we can continue making fresh, healthy, locally grown produce accessible to everyone.
Unfortunately, 1 in 7 individuals in East Central Illinois struggles with hunger and 1 in 5 children doesn’t know where their next meal will come from, according to Feeding America. Despite its reputation for having some of the best farmland in the world, Central Illinois is no stranger to this problem. One of the problems contributing to hunger and obesity in our communities is poor access to healthy, affordable foods for families with low-incomes.