Food for a Thousand
Food for a Thousand was started in the Spring of 2013 as a community garden with a goal of giving away 100% of all the food grown. Initially, we built eighteen raised beds and planted them with a variety of vegetables. Albany, GA, home to Food for a Thousand, has the fourth highest rate of poverty in the US, and many parts of town are considered "urban food deserts" because they lack places to buy fresh, healthy foods. (Ironically, Albany is surrounded by farms on all sides, but much of the produce isn't available locally.) Working with food banks and missions locally, Food for a Thousand grew and distributed 900 pounds of food in the summer growing season of 2013 to poor families and the homeless. The gardens are currently growing winter crops (lettuces, greens, and root vegetables) that will put us over our goal of giving away at least 1,000 pounds of food in this growing year. In 2014, it is our goal to double the number of garden raised beds as well as to plant fruit bushes and trees.
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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