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 32,381 pounds (97,143 servings) of fruits and vegetables were supplied to food pantries and distribution sites.
- 204 volunteers, including 35 Master Gardeners contributed over 5,189 hours of their time to assist with planting, managing, harvesting, and cleaning up garden sites. This is valued at more than $142,384.
- 11,988 individuals received donated produce.
Since 2016, over 212,000 pounds of produce (over 631,930 serving of fruits and vegetables) have been donated to those in need.