Growing Food Access
Each community has its own unique challenges to long-term fresh, healthy food access and nutrition education. Whole Cities is on a mission to improve individual and community health through collaborative partnerships, education, and broader access to nutritious foods.
In the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, the Whole Cities Community First Grant serves as a down payment on a growing partnership between Whole Foods Market team members and Seedleaf, a nonprofit that provides food access and education through urban garden plots.
“Catherine and the team at Whole Foods Market Lexington come out and see the gardens, they interact with the gardeners, they interact with us. They’re part of the community here of growers, and so it feels a bit more genuine.”
Christine Smith, Executive Director, Seedleaf