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2019 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This project will improve access to fresh food in South Providence Rhode Island by developing a volunteer managed garden. Food harvested from this project will be prepared and served in the local Soup Kitchen which provides over 130,000 meals to community members each year.
Building a community garden at Amos House, a nonprofit that serves people living in poverty, achieved the organization's goals to engage volunteers; increase the use of fresh produce in the meals served in the houseâ€™s soup kitchen; and establish a bright and peaceful outdoor space in an urban neighborhood. The 900-square-foot garden with four raised-garden beds and two raised herb containers produced enough produce for a total of 15,600 meals, feeding 650 people during the garden's first five months.
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