WHO WE ARE
Grow Watauga.org is a community garden and outreach program dedicated to supporting our local food banks with fresh, nutritious food. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff and partners, we strive to improve the lives of all people who struggle with food insecurity. Contact us to see what YOU can do to bring about positive change.
WHAT WE DO
Grow Watauga.org has spear-headed many projects within our community that seek to address issues of poverty and food insecurity. Our funded projects include:
A Simple Gesture: A Watauga-based Food Drive Program
Plant a Row for the Hungry: A Community Gardening /Food Sharing Project
W.A.M.Y "Grow Your Own Food" Summer Camp Projects
Community Thanksgiving Meal Project
Garden Grow Box Program
Have an idea for a community project that addresses poverty or food insecurity? Fabulous! Drop us a line and let us know your thoughts!
WHY WE DO IT
Many people don't realize that Watauga County is the third poorest county in North Carolina. Our county is characterized by a large population of individuals who struggle to provide for their most basic of needs including access to healthy, nutritious food.
Many low-income Watauga residents have limited food options. Access to fresh food is often difficult, expensive and limited. As a result, individuals often resort to prepared, cheaper, and unhealthy foods that are more readily available. Often it is these cheap foods that lead to medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
The goal of GrowWatauga.org is to provide fresh, nutritious food options to our neighbors in need. We strive to limit suffering due to food insecurity, malnutrition, or diet-linked diseases.