LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Community Cooperative is planting seeds, sharing its harvest and growing healthy eating habits in Lee County.
In the nonprofit’s Able Garden, volunteers harvest fresh fruits and vegetables that go straight to their community market. People in need can go there to stock up on groceries and pick out their own food to help feed the hungry and eliminate food waste.
Community Cooperative also gives out starter plants so people can grow their own veggies. On Wednesday, they handed out 400 collard greens starters.
Community Cooperative also operates Sam’s Community Kitchen. Anyone in need can go there for a hot meal from 10:30 a.m. – noon every weekday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates more than 54 million Americans live in low-income areas with poor access to healthy food… and this can help bridge the gap.
For more information on Community Cooperative’s programs, you can visit their website here.