The Issue: Food Insecurity in South Carolina
According to data from Feeding America, more than 18% of all people in South Carolina and 28% of children in the state experience food insecurity, meaning that they do not always know where they will get their next meals.
The Campaign: Provide Free-Range Eggs for Food Pantries
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then The Generous Garden Project can build a chicken coop to house free-range chickens, whose eggs will go to local food banks and pantries. Each additional $10 raised will go toward feeding and maintaining the chickens. The chickens will also produce fertilizer for The Generous Garden Project and keep out beetles that threaten the produce.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
The Generous Garden Project
The Generous Garden Project works to combat hunger in local communities by growing a steady supply of fresh produce, which it donates to local ministries and food banks. Volunteers plant and harvest vegetables in a 4.5-acre garden in Greenville, and share their skills by teaching others how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Local farmers also call upon The Generous Garden Project’s volunteers to glean crops that would otherwise be left to rot in the fields or be plowed after a harvest.