100% of all donations to Grow OV from this year's Amazing Raise will go towards our Sprout kids programming.
Current programs include:
- Garden in Every School initiative
- Free veggies for kids at the mobile market
- School activity days with the truck
- Educational activities and games at the mobile market
- Free cooking classes for kids at Madison ES and the Wheeling Soup Kitchen
Sprout aims to make fresh produce more accessible and appealing to Ohio Valley youth. Started in 2017, the program includes two main components: 1 - establish healthy eating habits by providing healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to youth at our mobile farmers market, and 2 - deliver interactive educational programming centered around healthy food literacy.
Sprout gives children access to nutritious food, educates, and empowers them to make their own healthy eating choices. These programs shape youth attitudes toward nutrition as a lifestyle, battling a trend toward processed foods and increasing rates of childhood obesity and diet-related diseases, especially in urban neighborhoods. Our goal is to initiate a chain reaction of wholesome habits that translate to adulthood, and trickle down to the future families of Ohio County.
Please consider making a contribution on May 1!