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Agency Spotlights, October 2021 – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

The Food Security Issue

Agency Spotlights – October 2021
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Food Drives Building Community

Spotlight On Center for Community Action
Community Partnerships Ease Food Insecurity
Center For Community Action Agency was recently involved in two successful food drives in collaboration with local partners and the community to benefit Bedford County-area food banks – see this month's Agency's Spotlights to read about CCA's Shop with a Cop...Stuff the Truck and the Saxton Area Food Drive.

Community Garden Offers Fresh Produce in a Food Desert

Spotlight On Fayette County Community Action Agency
How Volunteers are United to Offer Fresh Food Access
Fayette County Community Action Agency (FCCAA) received funding to establish and maintain community gardens in the Connellsville, Lemont Furnace, and Uniontown areas of Fayette County. Residents in these areas have a more difficult time gaining access to fresh produce and some residents live in a food desert. The gardens in Connellsville and Lemont Furnace are located on FCCAA’s Permanent Supportive Housing properties, and FCCAA partnered with a local community center and church on the gardens in Uniontown.

FCCAA’s goals for the community gardens are to expand the availability of fresh produce in these areas and educate residents on the benefits of eating healthy...FCCAA also partnered with Fayette County Penn State Extension Master Gardeners on the Seed to Supper program, which educated community members on gardening basics and taught them how to grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget – see this month's Agency's Spotlights to read more about FCCAA's Community Gardens project.

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