years to limit global warming to 1.5C
members across the US
of fresh vegetables have been grown in low-income communities to date
of all Growing Roots profits are donated to urban farming, non-profit partners
Food deserts are appearing across the US. Places where people lack access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole foods; a food supply challenge that results in limited knowledge of cooking and good nutrition, and results in negative consequences on health.
The city of New York’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, Unilever and Green City Force came together to find a solution.
Instead of trying to get fresh food in, they decided to grow it right where it was needed. By creating six urban farms, access to fresh produce in underserved neighbourhoods has increased, as has the knowledge of local residents about how food is grown, and healthy eating. This is community impact in action!
Unilever have taken a step further, creating Growing Roots - an organic, plant-based food snack that donates half of its profits to urban farming programmes, whilst allowing others to join and dig in to help grow a better future for communities across the US.
Everyone is welcome to join the Growing Roots movement. You can volunteer on an urban farm, donate to one of the partner organizations involved - or simply buy a snack.
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