By increasing community-involvement and awareness,
the Sustainable Hunger Initiative helps produce healthier, better-informed communities while advocating sustainable solutions.
Greenville Community Garden
Fitness and Nutrition Program
Through the Greenville Community Garden, 10,000+ youth have engaged in on-site nutrition-education programs and experiential service-learning. By engaging in the gardening-process themselves, in meaningful community-service, and in food-tastings and other educational activities, countless youth have learned about their direct impact in alleviating food-insecurity and about healthy meal-options and applying the knowledge at home. Furthermore, the Greenville Community Garden has inspired numerous other students and individuals to take action against food-insecurity, and communities have looked to the Garden as a sustainable, replicable model to follow.
Holidays of Hope is able to continue its impact each year through its youth planning committee; In addition, the event celebrates youth-led service by Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) and engages hundreds of families and individuals each year - educating countless others about not only food-insecurity but also other relevant issues involving us and our environment and inspiring others to influence meaningful change in their communities.
The Fitness and Nutrition Program is largely focused on youth, as middle and high schoolers serve as camp-counselors to engage in meaningful service - leading underserved youth in activities promoting fitness and nutrition education. In addition, 7,500+ youth facing health-issues have learned about the importance and joy of physical activity, nutritional foods, and how they can apply kitchen-skills at home to lead healthy dietary habits now and in the future.
In order to expand efforts in tackling food-insecurity and involve more community-members, we continue to establish and maintain partnerships nationwide. The collective efforts of these partnerships have made significant contributions and allowed for the continuance of the Sustainable Hunger Initiative.
At sustainability-film showings, city-council meetings, and other community gatherings, we lead presentations and education outreach about food-desert areas and hunger, nutrition education, the importance of sustainability, and other issues related to community service and environmental conservation.