For many Boston-area families, disparities in cost and neighborhood availability make unhealthy food more easily accessible than fresh produce. The Food Project seeks to make healthy foods accessible to everyone in the community by sustainably growing nutritious produce and distributing it to low-income families.
Volunteers, along with paid local teens, tend to The Food Project's neighborhood gardens, which produce nearly 250,000 pounds of food each year. Though some of the produce is sold in farmers' markets to help pay youth workers and sustain the program, The Food Project donates most of its vegetation to Boston-area families in need through partner organizations, such as shelters, community health centers, and Head Start early childhood centers. The Food Project places special focus on young people by offering youths valuable work experience and favoring food-distribution organizations that help spark healthy eating habits in young people. Recipients get boxes of fresh vegetables as local gardens yield them throughout the season, with recipes to help transform them into tasty, nutritious meals.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide families in need with fresh, sustainably grown produce. If G-Team members raise $320, The Food Project will be able to provide one family with a full season's worth of fresh produce, including 20 weeks of food delivery. Each additional donation will go toward providing a season-long crop share for an additional family. Check out the organization's YouTube and Flickr pages to check out nutritious visuals of The Food Project's gardens.
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