Des Moines Area Food Bank: On-the-Grow Learning Garden Truck, 2018-19



With contributions from the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Normandy Park, On-the-Grow Learning Garden Truck engages, educates and equips our urban communities to eat and grow healthy food by promoting an urban agriculture model which uses sustainable methods to support food growers. This program addresses the inequity of food insecurity and lack of food access in our communities by empowering people to grow their own healthy food.

South King County has the highest rate of food insecurity in King County. Families with children experience food insecurity at 18%, rising to 49% for Latino families with children. This region also has the lowest consumption rate of fruits and vegetables in the county. Simply having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is an important step in increasing consumption of these healthier foods, and an essential link to lowering the risk of disease and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle

For more information contact: Bridget Kubes, 206-582-8128

Check out this post about Bridget and the On-The-Grow Truck from Kaiser Permanente.

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