Kids Farm

by Kids Corporation II

Summary

KIDS FARM is an initiative at Kids Camp encompassing 3 acres of organic vegetables. Half of the produce is sold at-cost in Newark school-based farm stands; one quarter is sold for-profit in suburban restaurants and the remainder feeds the staff and students at Camp.
$7,354
total raised
104
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Kids Corporation has documented childhood hunger, obesity and malnutrition as part of our healthcare and learning-readiness programs over the last decade. By examining over 13,000 Newark elementary school students since 2000, we found an average of 16% were obese and 9% were malnourished. In some semesters the incidence of one or both categories exceeded 30%.

Solution

Kids Farm will bring thousands of pounds of fresh produce to Newark, sold at cost, directly to the summer and after-school programs where our health clinic has identified high numbers of children with obesity, hunger and malnutrition.

Long-Term Impact

Kids Farm was developed to promote healthy eating habits in children. Over 4,000 Newark students who visit Kids Camp each year will learn about sustainable farming, healthy food and the ecosystems of agriculture.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kidscorporation.org/​
Kids Farm
Kids Corporation Programs
Environmental science and leadership program
Kids Corporation Photos

Organization Information

Kids Corporation II

Location: Newark, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​kidscorporation.org/​
Kids Corporation II
Project Leader:
Andrea O'Neal
COO
Newark, New Jersey United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.