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 40,934 pounds of fresh produce, including more than 80 different types of produce were grown and donated.
- 289 volunteers contributed over 8,200 hours of their time to assist with planting, managing, harvesting, and cleaning up garden sites.
- 15,165 individuals received donated produce.
Since 2016, almost 130,000 pounds of produce (over 389,802 serving of fruits and vegetables) have been donated to those in need.
For more information, contact Natalie Sehi at email@example.com.