FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2016 Bloomington, IN
The Youth Garden internships, supported by the George E. Archer Foundation, will begin in the spring of 2016 and continue through the summer until August. The interns will assist the Youth Garden Coordinator in conducting youth focused programs and maintaining the gardens, expanding MHC’s ability to offer quality garden education to youth community members.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC) is the largest food pantry in the area, serving over 3,800 people per week. MHC’s mission is to increase access to healthy food for all people in need in ways that cultivate dignity, self-suffiency, and community. MHC accomplishes this by providing wholesome food, as well as garden and nutrition education. Their education programs equip people with the skills and knowledge to grow their own food, making nutritious food more accessible, and to prepare healthy, wholesome meals for their families.
MHC’s four programs (Food Pantry, Garden Education, Nutrition Education, and Tool Share) form a holistic approach to tackling the issues of hunger and food insecurity. MHC’s youth garden program encourages children to make lifelong healthy eating choices; reducing the risk of poor nutrition and related health problems later in life.
About The George E. Archer Foundation: The George E. Archer Foundation is an independent private foundation established in 1984 and based in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information, visit www.archerfoundation.org