Although Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of hunger in the United States, the city is also among the national leaders in obesity and chronic disease rates, thanks in part to the scarcity of affordable, healthful food in low-income neighborhoods. Families facing financial hardships often turn to food pantries and soup kitchens for assistance, but even when these organizations have an adequate supply of nonperishable processed foods, they can face a dearth of fresh fruit and vegetables.
For more than a decade, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger has helped ensure local families have enough nutritious food by connecting people with food assistance programs, supporting food pantries, and educating the public about solutions to hunger. In order to help provide local families with fresh nutritious food, the nonprofit hopes to build an urban community garden in a neglected lot in North Philadelphia's Francisville neighborhood. The goal of the garden is to provide a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables to local food pantries and soup kitchens, supporting their efforts to feed local children and protect families at risk for hunger. With funding for raised garden beds, seeds, equipment, and planting and distribution expenses, the Coalition Against Hunger can establish this community garden and help hunger-relief programs improve the nutritional quality of the meals they distribute.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to fund a community garden that will help supply nutritious food to low-income families. To supplement G-Team contributions, the Pincus Fund for Hunger Relief will provide up to $500 in matching funds. If G-Team members raise $500, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger can purchase five raised garden beds, seeds, and seedlings to produce fresh fruit and vegetables. Each additional $70 will buy an additional raised garden bed to grow more produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens.
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All donations will be matched up to the $500 tipping point.