This photo taken in July of 2013 is typical of community gardens and demonstrates the loss of interest of those it might have benefited. The garden is now more than 15 years old.
The needs of hundreds of hungry children cannot be met by these gardens. It is widely reported that many kids go to bed hungry at least once a month when the EBT card is zeroed out.
For example, the Columbus Census might be interpreted to show that there are approximately 150,000 individuals meeting the Federal Poverty guidelines. To satisfy the USDA suggestions that good health demands the consumption of six ounces of fresh vegetables and fruits per day requires 28 tons of produce DAILY for that cohort!