Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank’s mission is to create a heritage breed pig sanctuary that provides free genetics and business plans to emerging family farms. The sanctuary will change the future of food by uniting a community working together for safer, responsible farming practices and sharing of genetics, livestock and information. The Piggy Bank farm, located in Missouri, will raise pigs to be gifted only to communities dedicated to elevating the cause and expanding the model of social and agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a project of The Giving Back Fund, Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Bottom line, we need to fill our culinary landscape with safer food choices, the choices our youth will benefit from in the future.
Piggy Bank is a physical farm made up of 90 pigs, split evenly amongst 10 different heritage breeds. Each heritage breed community consists of nine pigs sourced from bloodlines chosen for efficient breeding purposes and genetic management. This agricultural marvel of endangered breeds will produce approximately 600 offspring each year that will be gifted and never sold. Gifting includes supporting new family farms with herd development, saving existing farms from failure when struck by disaster or sending pigs to culinary schools for research and awareness. Breeds on the farm will include conservancy listed species such as the Mulefoot (critical), Large Black (threatened) and Hereford (watch) and many others.