As we gear up for 14ers for the famished, we sat down with one of the founders of the Higher Quest Foundation, Rick Hermanns, to discuss his vision for the foundation.
What First Inspired you to found the Higher Quest Foundation?
What makes fish farming different than just giving people money to buy food?
Teaching people to fish farm solves the ongoing problem of hunger rather than treating the immediate symptom.
What makes fish farming a sustainable way to support overseas charities?
It is hard for people to financially support a cause year after year. Supporting the building of a fish farm allows for the donor’s gift to keep on giving for potentially years and years.
What are some long term goals of the Higher Quest Foundation?
Generally we would like to be able to do more to ensure veterans be given job on a domestic level. Internationally, we want to continue building fish farms globally and are currently working on setting up a new training center overseas so we can further expand our reach. We are also seeking to discover cost effective ways of storing food in areas prone to famine. In some places, it is estimated that more than 1/3 of all food is spoiled or wasted.
What can someone in the US do to support the Higher Quest Foundation and it’s goal of ending world hunger in a sustainable way?
There are several ways to get involved:
- You could become a volunteer to be trained and set a fish farm up.
- You could identify a potential partner for us to build a fish farm with or for
- Tell your friends about the potential of fish farming to increase awareness
- Cash donations are always welcome