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Scarborough, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project enhanced three community gardens, two of which are used exclusively to feedundernourished residents, as well a program that provides supplemental heating assistance and home repairs to older adults.

St. George, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: To help increase food security and overall livability in St. George, the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association renovated its greenhouse. In additional to providing a place to grow produce, the greenhouse doubles as a community gathering space.

Atlanta, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Using donated recycled and salvaged lumber, the Lifecycle Building Center built 14 Little Free Pantries and 10 garden beds. The Center used the fabrication work to demonstrate how the construction industry can help strengthen communities by prioritizing the reuse of materials. Mounted at chest height for easy access and placed in public areas, the pantries allow community members experiencing food insecurity to collect items as needed. Local nonprofit Friends of Refugees stocked the pantries with 1,000 pounds of food. The raised-bed planters went to the homes of refugee gardeners.

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Gaithersburg, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will provide older adults with one-on-one technology lessons. High school students will teach participants to complete online forms, access health portals and participate in telehealth appointments.

Potomac, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will provide ergonomic tools at a local food pantry's gardening space, allowing volunteers of all ages and abilities to grow fresh produce.

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