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What to Plant in Your Urban Garden

We’re in the heart of spring, and summer is on the way! Last month, we taught you how to create your very own urban container garden. Container gardening is a great and easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space. But what can you grow in it? Come find out!

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Greeting Kids with a Smile and a Snack: Cierra’s Story

Every day, Cierra Peterson greets each child with a smile as they come through the door at Little Lights, an after-school program that partners with the Capital Area Food Bank to provide nutritious meals to the kids who attend. The daily interactions are special to her, and she knows firsthand how much positive impact it can have on children’s lives.

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Cooking Dinner is a Family Pastime: Michelle’s Story

Michelle, a single mother of three whose family participates in the food bank’s Family Markets program, has always believed in the power of nutrition. She strives to put a balanced meal on the table every night, and she’s always loved to cook—meat, fish, beans, veggies, lentils. The food bank’s Family Market program helps her do that.

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