Hunger Prevention Services is made up of a gardening program and a hunger awareness/elimination activities.
Our Gardening Service works to encourage and assist the elderly, disabled and persons experiencing financial hardship to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition by helping them to grow and preserve their own food.
This service offers seeds, seedlings, tilling, information, site visits, and consultation to support and encourage successful food production. Gardening services can also match new gardeners with experienced volunteer gardeners for additional support and assistance.
Gardening Services Offer:
- Container Gardens
- Food Production
- Information and Education
- Raised Beds
- Site Visits
RCAM encourages participants to give back to their communities by growing an extra row of produce to donate to others in need through their local food bank.
“To encourage and assist rural residents to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition by helping them to grow and preserve their own food.”
Other Hunger Prevention Services
Include: Referral to food pantries and community meals, Rural Hunger Awareness activities, and materials on making nutritious food choices on a limited income.
RCAM is active in 4 Hunger Coalitions that address local food insecurity. These Coalitions include members of the 13 communities served by RCAM. The Coalition activities include weekend and summer food-availability for school-aged kids, community hunger & resource awareness, and stabilizing food programs in the area.
For assistance with any of the above services, contact Ellen at (207) 524-5095.