This campaign is specifically to get this task force off the ground or in the ground should I say! WCGNM needs funds to build a community garden that will benefit those seeking assistance through Social Services Food Bank. Read More
In addition to the garden, WCGNM plans to work with organizations to educate recipients on food security issues, such as, in home growth of nutritious plants and veggies and implementing educational programs in coordination with Social Services.
This will help to provide nutritionally dense, seasonal foods for recipients who would otherwise not be able to purchase foods. This enables them to utilize monies they may have for other things such as medications and utilities that they would unfortunately have to choose between those items and eating.
Food insecurity is a local issue as well as a national issue.
Statistics from the CT Food bank are as follows:
New Milford's estimated population is approximately 27,000 residents. (See Statistics from City Data Below on New Milford Poverty levels)
Approximately 4,900 people in New Milford are below the poverty line and 3,300 in the local area are hungry each week.
This project will work to directly provide better quality of life for participants including seniors, children and families.
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