Moose Munch Hoop House
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's Moose Munch Hoop House grows fresh produce that is suitable for the unique climate of southcentral Alaska. We grow tomatoes, herbs, squash, onions, beets, leafy greens, carrots and more in this structure that has proved to be so much more than a sustainable means to better food. Our hoop house, located against one of the main roads in Soldotna, Alaska, draws attention from community members, passersby and our clients, advocating not only on behalf of hunger, but also for healthier eating habits and more earth-friendly means of securing fresh food. Much of our labor is donated by volunteers interested in better health and a more secure economy for their community.
Our goal for the Moose Munch Hoop House is to grow even more fresh food than before and to continue to distribute the produce (along with some practical knowledge) to some of the most food-insecure people on the Kenai Peninsula. Our desire is that those of our clients who are able will become inspired to grow their own food and will be better equipped to continue on the road to self-sufficiency.
Our beneficiaries include the clients who receive the food, all the members of the community who learn from our hands-on growing demonstration and also the children who come to learn and participate in a lesson that could leave a lasting impression on their lives.
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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