Mission Moments are stories we share from the field to inform, inspire and motivate. These moments remind us all just how lucky we are to be able to do this important work.
A Tucson, Arizona, urban farm brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win. An example of a different agricultural approach is Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, which serves seven North Carolina counties, recovering and gleaning about 6 million pounds of food a year that would otherwise have gone to waste.
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.
WHERE TRAVELER - As people search for ways to eat healthy, buy local and save on groceries, it’s no surprise that community gardens and urban farms are booming across the country. If you’re looking for places to buy fresh produce during your visit to the Raleigh-Durham region, here are a few gardens and farms that prove city-based agriculture is more than a passing trend.