It’s a Monday morning at Eastway Elementary and third graders are learning how healthy soil is vital to growing nutrient-rich vegetables. They’re even learning how those veggies create a healthy diet.
NEWS & OBSERVER - The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has long been a force of good in Raleigh, redistributing unused food from restaurants, grocery stores and other retail businesses to programs and organizations that feed the hungry.
What does it take to be a Hunger Hero? Well, it helps if you are in 3rd to 5th grade. Katie Murray of the Camden Street Learning Garden has been training a new generation of Hunger Heroes through an elective class with Exploris Elementary School.
NEWS & OBSERVER - For many people, access to healthy food is never an issue. It’s there in the grocery store down the street, and it’s within a family’s budget. But that’s not true for everyone. Some neighborhoods lack stores with healthy options, and some people struggle to afford anything but cheap, processed foods. Meredith Brown, a 17-year-old junior at Broughton High School, wants to change that.