Long time Dallas resident Hyiat El-Jundi, began volunteering at Farmers Assisting Returning Military , (F.A.R.M.) in 2015, joining the team in 2016 after leaving the food service industry where she worked with chefs who pioneered the ‘farm to table’ movement in North Texas.
After becoming heavily involved in the local food movement, she quickly realized her calling was in growing food and educating the community on the importance of fresh food.
The founders of Farmers Assisting Returning Military invited Hyiat to participate in the pilot program of their internship in 2016. After the completion of the internship, F.A.R.M. hired Hyiat as their first paid staff member overseeing daily operation and programs.
Hyiat believes in the importance of community service and to not only help provide fresh, organic foods to the community but also assisting and mentoring Veterans to take on the task of feeding and healing communities themselves.