Families who struggle to afford food limit the number of fresh fruits and veggies they purchase because of the cost. The community garden project works to increase the amount of fresh produce available for free to people who need it. The community garden network includes multiple groups who have gardens across Livingston County. These gardens vary in size, content, and location, but together they distribute more than 10,000 lbs of produce each summer to families in need.
The Livingston Hunger Council’s network of Community Gardens are in neighborhoods, alongside businesses, at churches or anywhere else concerned community members are fighting hunger. They are a source of nutritious food, seed-to-table education, and community gathering.