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Grow Mobile Food at Lions Park

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About this event:

Created by Sandy Johnson

420 S. Birch St., Waterman, IL 60556

The DeKalb County Community Gardens

Grow-mobile Program

 

The Waterman Lions Club will sponsor the Grow Mobile at Lions Park on

August 13, 2018 & September 17, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

The DCCG Grow-mobile is a refrigerated produce truck that serves as pop-up food pantry and education center. The Grow-mobile program is designed to provide fresh produce and other healthy food, as well as food education programs to individuals who experience food insecurity in DeKalb County. In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank we have been able to expand what we offer outside of the growing season. DCCG started the Grow-mobile Program after being chosen as one of fifty finalists (Healthy Community 50) in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, the Aetna Foundation and the National Association of Counties. The seed money award from this challenge, along with other donations provided the funding for the Grow-mobile. The Grow-mobile is a multi-use vehicle. It is currently used for the following; Grow-mobile stops around DeKalb County delivering plant orders from Walnut Grove farm, delivering DCCG Boxes of Hope (CSA), participating in summer Farmer’s Markets. DCCG would be happy to be hosted by your organization and bring the Grow-mobile to your location for a food distribution event.  If you are interested please contact Moria Nagy at mnagy85@hotmail.com.

The Grow-mobile programs current partners are listed below.

Northern Illinois University, Public Health Department

Voluntary Action Center

Northwestern Medicine/Kishwaukee Hospital

Northern Illinois Food Bank

DeKalb County Health Department

DeKalb County Community Action Office

Live Healthy DeKalb County

City of DeKalb

 

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