No Child Goes Hungry is pleased to donate garden supplies to the Girl Scouts of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, to support their Hungry Harvest Garden project, an effort that is fully managed by the troop and aims to grow healthy produce to donate to Oasis. A local non-profit, Oasis carries out educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. Girl Scout Troop 96939 is part of the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and comprises 20 sixth graders and two troop leaders.
“Our girls are driven to help those in need,” said troop leader Allison Lim. “We’ve previously held successful fundraisers, food drives, and toy drives for the women and children at Oasis; however, we knew we could do more. So, with inspiration from Katie’s Krops and the help of our community members, we infused new life into the garden beds at our school. Although we’ve just begun, our goal is to create an edible garden that can provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the women and children of Oasis continually throughout the year.”
The troop’s Hungry Harvest Garden comprises ten garden beds located at the girls’ school. The troop began with plantings of sugar snap peas, garden peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, and strawberries and plans to rotate the garden beds seasonally.
“I’m just delighted to support a scout troop,” said Kären Rasmussen, No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director. “I am continually impressed and inspired about young children picking up the mantel of food insecurity and committing to help those in need—often their peers. It gives me hope that together, we could see a future where no child goes to bed hungry.”
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