Map the Meal Gap

One of the things that I’ve really enjoyed doing in the past few weeks is going out and visiting a number of the community gardens that our Master Gardeners are providing grants to. It has been exciting to see the ways in which these gardens are trying to make access to fresh vegetables a reality in their communities.

Along those same lines, we are getting ready to kick off the 2011 Plant a Row for the Hungry program. It is a good reminder as we are planting our gardens that anything extra (either that we plant or that we just produce more than we can eat) can be donated to the Kansas Food Bank. There will be more details coming in the near future about the details for the program this year.

Last year, gardeners in Sedgwick County donated 77,987 pounds of fresh produce to the Kansas Food Bank! Wow! You guys are awesome!

To get you thinking about the food needs in our county, check out this interactive map from Feeding America:

Map the Meal Gap

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 21, 2011, in Around the Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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