No Child Goes Hungry is pleased to donate $300 to Our Giving Garden in Mableton, Georgia, to purchase a community refrigerator. Established in October 2016 with a handful of volunteers working the land behind a local church, Our Giving Garden has since donated over 6,000 pounds of organic produce and 6,300 eggs to The Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry. In addition, Our Giving Garden has also been responsible for gathering donations such as other food items, books, and coats for families in need across the community.
“We interrupt hunger in our community by producing fresh and locally grown foods to be donated,” said Abby Redmond, Giving Garden Director of Educational Programming and Events. “Thanks to the donation of a community fridge from No Child Goes Hungry; we now have a critical resource to support our hunger relief efforts in a new way. What’s even more exciting, we have put some freshly prepared foods into the fridge using ingredients from our garden, such as tomato soup made by our dietetic interns.”
According to No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director Kären Rasmussen, the growing trend of community refrigerators, supported by donations from non-profits and neighbors, is helping to address food insecurity in a critical way.
“Hunger advocates have been providing non-perishable foods to families in need for years,” said Rasmussen. “However, to support a healthy lifestyle so much more is needed. For families—and kids in particular—who routinely open the fridge for a healthy snack or meal, only to find it devastatingly bare, community fridges provide hope and healthy relief in the form of fresh produce, meat, and dairy items. We are proud to support Our Giving Garden and their multi-faceted approach to hunger advocacy.”
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