FARM TO FORK is a seasonal newsletter from our Community Garden Network October Newsletter That’s a wrap! The end of October marks the end of the Victory Garden’s growing season and programming. While some say it was a hot summer, and others say it was a dry summer, we are going to call it a successful summer! […]Continue Reading...
FARM TO FORK is a monthly newsletter from our Community Garden Network September Newsletter Is it just us or did Fall come a little quicker this year? In fact, according to Michigan State University Extension, Michigan apples are a full week ahead of schedule this year! Meteorologists say that even our trees will begin to change […]Continue Reading...
FARM TO FORK is a monthly newsletter from our Community Garden Network August Newsletter Happy August! This month, The Victory Garden is excited to announce the addition of a perennial garden! Thanks to one eager volunteer, Gleaners and Shared Harvest Food Pantry will enjoy cool weather crops and perennials well past October and as early as […]Continue Reading...
The closing of Hartland Township’s WalMart Supercenter has already had a large effect in Livingston County — both with its residents and its local food pantries. The closing of the WalMart — one of three southeast Michigan store locations that closed in January as a result of the company’s global restructuring plan — is expected to result […]Continue Reading...
Two key community collaborations result in 13,000 pounds of fresh produce and over 13,000 meals for hungry area families and children. The Livingston County Hunger Council may have earned Livingston County distinction as the first hunger-free county in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that the work is done. Creating and supporting a local food system […]Continue Reading...
Over 6,000 Livingston County children lack access to food during the summer months Livingston County, MI — Though many of us remember our childhood summers as times we traveled with our family, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows in our backyards and enjoyed carefree days under the sun, for far too many Livingston County children summer is […]Continue Reading...
“World Food Day”, October 16, 2012, is a day of action against hunger. It was established by the United Nations in 1981. In these modern times, nearly one in seven people across the globe still suffer from undernourishment. “Food Day” is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. On October 24, […]Continue Reading...
Summer is almost here and the question must be raised as to whether Livingston County residents have enough food on their tables to feed their families. The Livingston County Hunger Council has made it their goal to educate people on available options during the lean summer months. If an individual needs help, he or she […]Continue Reading...
Announcing formation of the Livingston County Hunger Council – led by Chairperson, Jerry Olinik – broad cross-section of community leaders – organizational meeting held October 29, 2009 In response to a comprehensive report, the 2007 Blueprint to End Hunger in Michigan, which identified a 51% gap in resources needed to meet the basic nutritional needs […]Continue Reading...