Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

While researching Portland non-profit organizations I came across two organizations that stood out to me. I encourage you all to check them out!

Growing Gardens – support low income people by making sure they have the resources they need to grow organic vegetables at home.

(http://growing-gardens.org/) “Growing Gardens digs at the root of hunger in Portland, Oregon by building organic Home Gardens in urban backyards and schools. Our Youth Grow school garden clubs create future veggie eaters and cultivators. Our Learn & Grow classes cover cooking, preserving & more.”

Growing Gardens in Portland, Oregon

Outside In

(http://outsidein.org/index.htm)         “Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. We are…

  • Service providers and advocates.
  • Experts in understanding adolescents.
  • A Federally Qualified Health Center.
  • A licensed Mental Health Agency.
  • Leaders in serving GLBTQ youth.”

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5 thoughts on “Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

  1. Hi Alisha,

    These organizations sound pretty awesome. With the gardening, I do wonder how accommodating people with low incomes and no yards works. A yard is kind of a luxury on it’s own and families do live in apartments too. Do they have communal plots where people could go to garden? That would be amazing!

    Thanks for this info
    Alicia

  2. Growing Gardens sounds like a great idea. Give them a garden and they can be set. Also, knowing how to keep up a garden could be fun, for some.

  3. This organization sounds really interesting. It reminds me of when I used to grow a garden in my own backyard. Didn’t know it can actually turn into an organization. I also like how you can build a garden not just in your own backyard but also at schools where I actually seen some gardens but I never knew what were the gardens for at the schools.

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