On Sept. 6, a crew at Penn State Greater Allegheny broke ground on a new community garden with the hopes of helping to combat food insecurity on campus and in the local neighborhoods.
noun 1. the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
According to Justharvest.org, as of 2012, nearly one in seven (171,000 people) people living in Allegheny County are facing food insecurity. Of these, 43,000 are children. A group of caring individuals at Penn State Greater Allegheny have decided that they must do something to help.
ACE Program Director Erica Willis and Assistant Teaching Professor of Environmental Engineering Alandra Kahl wrote a grant to Walmart, and received $500 to start a community garden with the goal of helping to increase access to healthy food.