Food Bank of NWLA Community Garden
As a hunger relief organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the largest distributor of donated foods in the area. We are the only organization in northwest Louisiana that provides this basic need. We solicit, store and distribute food and other essential items to low-income children, families and senior citizens. We distribute food through various programs. The largest is our food distribution program that provides food through our partnerships with over 120 community and faith-based non-profit organizations.
We have just finished implementing the first stages of our Food Bank's Garden Project. We have established 11 raised beds. We have already begun growing lots of different vegetables including onions, turnips, and carrots. We are using a new irrigration system that provides a spicket and a soaker to each raised bed using our existing water source. Part of our savings in this project is the close proximity of our garden to our current water source.
Our initial goal for our Garden Project is to use the items grown for supplemental nutrition to the homebound seniors we serve in our seven parish area. As we apply for and receive further funding for our Garden Project, we would like to see our garden expand across our grounds. Funding from this grant will be used to add 4 more raised beds to our garden so we can plant and grow spring vegetables.
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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