A recent article, “New Growth for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle,” in Midtown Magazine highlights progress made by bringing together anti-hunger initiatives with local food movements through Hands on Health, a three-year grant project funded through the John Rex Endowment’s Healthy Weight Initiative.
The comprehensive, neighborhood-based project focuses on creating sustainable changes related to eating, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices in four low-income communities. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) engages community residents and youth to get involved with the gardens. Through collaboration, two community gardens and a farm have been planted since the program started in January 2009. The farm has already yielded 6,800 pounds of produce, and many agencies which IFFS services are already reaping the benefits with food contributions from the farm.