Master Gardeners Feed Ohio’s Hungry

Posted on Jan 27 2017 - 7:22am by UOG

web1_Master-Gardeners-SNAPIn Ohio, the Master Gardener program produced more than 23 tons of fresh produce which was donated to local food banks.  The program is called “GROW Ohio — Feed the Hungry.”

“In total, 46,198 pounds of food were gathered by the Master Gardeners in 14 counties, according to Denise Johnson, program manager for the Ohio Master Gardener Program.”

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2016 report on “Household Food Security” in the U.S. in 2015, 1 in 6 of Ohio’s 4.74 million households, or 764,000, reported food insecurity in 2013-15, and 313,000, or 1 in 15, reported very low food security. Ohio tied with Oregon as both the sixth-worst state in food insecurity and eighth-worst state in very low food security.

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