Pockets of food deserts, or neighborhoods and communities that lack access to fresh and nutritional groceries, span across a map of St. Louis, like that of many cities throughout the nation. With its Community Farm Project, the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County endeavors to build a community garden to combat the effects of food deserts. The program's multitiered approach to community gardening aims to provide low-income families in northern St. Louis County with nutritious food, education, and paid internships.
The Community Farm Project's garden is set to be planted behind the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Spanish Lake. The food that sprouts in the garden will provide families living below the federal poverty line with nutritious meals and education regarding their preparation. Low-income community members will be able to participate in paid internships in vegetable production and farm management in the garden, and it will also play host to juveniles from Missouri Hills Youth Detention Center during a nine-month Food, Farm, and the Environment course. The Community Farm Project needs additional funding to cover the startup costs for the garden.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help improve access to fresh food for a low-income community in Spanish Lake. If G-Team members raise $400, then the Community Action Agency of St. Louis can purchase approximately 160 packets of seeds, to help provide food for as many as 15 families. Each additional $10 raised will fund four more packets of seeds.
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