WHAT WE DO
Health in the Hood farms reconnect us to our food sources and empower us to grow our own food.
"Food is a great equalizer."
- Asha Walker
We are planting seeds to end food insecurity and create a healthier and more just society.
How does Health in the Hood work?
We will change the landscape of food deserts from the ground up.
End food insecurity in underserved neighborhoods
Build urban vegetable farms
Distribute free produce
Teach nutrition and fitness
Establish sustainable local food ecosystems
The gardens not only provide fresh produce, but they are also our living classrooms. Our healthy living workshops are high energy, interactive nutrition and fitness programs centered around growing our own food. Our wellness workshops include nutrition games, healthy eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, reading ingredient labels, food journaling, exercise obstacles courses, yoga, aerobics classes, and more!
Our Drive-Thru Food Distribution program is bridging the gap in local food systems by distributing free, fresh fruits and vegetables in food desert neighborhoods. What started as an urgent need during the pandemic has blossomed into a weekly, stable resource for our communities. Soon, in our upcoming Mobile Pantry, kids and families will be able to choose their favorite fruits and vegetables in an inclusive and exciting environment.