As a mother of six who was committed to homeschooling her children, Esther Jordan struggled to purchase nutritious ingredients to cook for her family. Even so, she was committed to providing her family with nutritious meals.
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“The garden isn’t my garden, it’s their garden. It’s our garden!” says Cora Clark, Arbor View Apartments’ Resident Services Manager with Community Preservation and Development Corporation. The garden is “a family thing.”
Growing season is well underway, and thanks to the support of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, families who may not have access to local produce are now incorporating farm-direct harvests into their diets.
After experiencing hunger as a child, Ranell Davis decided to open up a pantry to make sure that others would not go hungry in her NE DC community.
At the Arbor View Apartments in southeast DC, Ms. Clark is on a quiet mission to bring nutritious food to her neighbors who are struggling with hunger, and to boost her community’s health in the process.
The Capital Area Food Bank recently helped to get 13,000 liters of clean water to residents of Flint, Michigan during the water crisis there.