Southern Ohio Correctional Facility Garden for the homeless and needy
Our garden project is operated and facilitated by The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (S.O.C.F.) the prison utilizes staff and honor inmates to prepare the ground and plant and harvest crops on about 3 acres of land that are given to Operation Safety Net, The Scioto County Homeless Shelter. Beneficiaries:The food is utilized to feed three meals per day to homeless persons. Beyond that, the shelter operates a food pantry that serves households threatened with food insecurities. The shelter also shares with other panrtries and food providers. Goal- To provide healthy fresh food products to persons in dire need. Fresh vegetables are added to the pantry bags affording many who would not receive fresh produce to eat more nutritious and healthy non-processed foods. Due to an on going need for seedlings, fertilizer. pesticides, and etc. we now must aggressively seek funding with which to expand and continue this much nedded community support/initiative. This project is better enabling inmates to give back to the community in which they reside, and the community is receiving fresh produce for hungry and needy households.
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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