The beginning of January in Washington, DC has proven to be a cold one. We have been able to purchase 'grow lights' to plant 600 tomato & pepper seedlings inside. What are we going to do with 600 seedlings?
They are going to become a part of our food distribution at the 8 elementary schools where we operate monthly food Markets. Every month we go into 8 schools and set up a supplemental grocery store full of fresh produce and healthy pantry staples for District residents in need. Now parents and students of DC Public Schools can take home seedlings of peppers and tomatos to grow their own fresh produce.
In addition, we are saving 48 of the seedlings for our own green house. These seedlings will become fresh food for the meals we give to the 250 children our programs daily.
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