Established in 2016, Growing Together Nebraska (GTN) is a SNAP-Ed funded donation garden project that increases food security and promotes healthy food access for families and individuals who are food insecure. This team engages active Extension Master Gardeners, local community organizations, and volunteers to build and manage donation gardens to improve access to affordable, nutritious, and safe foods. Nebraska's efforts feed into a larger Growing Together multi-state (Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin) SNAP-Ed project.
- Over 35,400 pounds of fresh produce, including more than 80 different types of produce were grown and donated.
- 241 volunteers contributed over 4,800 hours of their time to assist with planting, managing, harvesting, and cleaning up garden sites.
- 12,239 individuals received donated produce.
Since 2016, more than 89,000 pounds of produce (over 267,000 serving of fruits and vegetables) have been donated to those in need.
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