Piggy Bank aims to inspire an agricultural movement with vision and values:
IN A CULTURE OF HELPING
The Piggy Bank movement strives to benefit every single independent farmer that wants to raise honest food. We will prioritize efforts that empower disadvantaged and ill-connected communities, and assist in overcoming barriers to learning and participation by building a safer, healthier food system one pig at a time.
DATA SHALL BE ACCURATE AND UNBIASED
We know any one community cannot be free from bias. But we believe that collaboration among a diverse set of parties, combined with honest practices, is the only way to proceed. The overall goal will be to facilitate financial success through education and access. The team will strive to provide information that is accurate, neutral, verifiable, comprehensive, and unbiased. Farmers will trust us because we will build content around relevant topics that create simple tools for achieving success.
PROTECT OUR INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY
The Piggy Bank Foundation depends on donations to provide the infrastructure for the movement. In order to stay free of influence and contamination, we reserve the right to refuse donations that could restrict our operations or steer us away from our priorities and mission. Piggy Bank avoids at all cost the over-dependency on any single revenue source.
ALWAYS VALUE DIVERSITY
Piggy Bank is a movement enabling local farming diversity in a global community. We will strive to maintain a diverse staff with the goal to create a genetic sanctuary that enables responsive solutions and open access to information. A healthy mix of demographic and cultural characteristics between farmers, chefs, workers, culinary schools and students, donors, advisors – and, of course, pigs - is key to our future success.
PIGGY BANK AS CROWD-DRIVEN MOVEMENT
For over 20 years, Taste Network LLC dba COCHON 555 has produced live events in more than 50 cities and multiple countries. As Piggy Bank is created and managed by its key stakeholders, we will leverage this related national community and its followers in order to grow Piggy Ban. Each year, the goals will be published online and shared with at minimum 275 donors, at which point our nation will be asked to make small, subscription investments that are packed with value and benefits. Reaching our minimum, crowdfunded goal of $275,000 each year will sustain the vision for building a “transparent industry” dedicated to preserving heritage species.