FMC Community Garden and Orchard
The Feeding Medina County Community Garden produces fresh vegetables and fruits. Medina County, Ohio, needs assessments revealed, that children on the Federal Nutrition Program are food insecure on weekends, and low income seniors suffer from poor nutrition. Feeding Medina County weekly conducts a "Weekender" program, where volunteers pack 7 pound bags of nutritious food for 450 Federal Nutrition Program children in 11 elementary schools. Feeding Medina County also conducts a monthly "Staples for Seniors" program, where volunteers pack 20 pound boxes of nutritious food for 395 seniors in 7 Section 8 senior housing facilities. Our goal is to supplement those packages with wholesome, fresh vegetables and fruit from our garden.
Adequate nutrition supports necessary mental and physical development at key times in a child's development, which gives them a chance to perform well in school and in life, and opens a door to escape the cycle of poverty. Adequate nutrition allows seniors to stay healthy and active, so that they may continue to participate in our community.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Kitchen Gardeners International
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Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA