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Please donate to make it possible for us to maintain six community gardens

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Please donate to make it possible for us to maintain six community gardens

Gardens grow food, friendship, and freedom from hunger

To solve the problem of hunger and nutrition in the Wabash Valley, reTHink has created six community gardens in Vigo county in an area where poverty is prevalent.

Unfortunately, 21.4% children in Vigo County are food insecure and in Vigo County School corporation over 50% of children are on free or reduced meals. Even more children suffer from malnutrition. The amount and quality of food can impact children’s performance at school, health conditions, physical activity, and eventually employability.

Our gardening, combined with cooking classes, is meant to empower people to learn to grow, cook, and eat healthy food. Our gardens also serve as an outdoor haven for children to spend more time in, and learn about nature and reap a sense of accomplishment when enjoying the fruits of their labor.

To maintain these gardens, reTHink employs several underprivileged community members and needs approximately $10,000 a year. This money makes it possible to buy supplies for six gardens, labor, cooking classes, grocieries, seating, signs, etc. for one year. Last year many families visited reTHink gardens to find food. This year we are hoping to increase our outreach even more by growing 1000 lbs. of fresh produce.

We rely on community partners like you. A little bit of your change will go a long way in creating long lasting and impactful changes in the lives of many people. Please consider donating today to aide us in our efforts to reduce food insecurity and provide a sustainable source of food education for underprivileged families in our Wabash Valley.