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Community Garden to provide garden starter kits to Ybor City families

Posted at 3:06 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 08:27:51-04

TAMPA, Fla. — In Ybor City's food desert, the Cornerstone Family Ministries is stepping up to help.

This Saturday, the Ministries will provide garden starter kits, organic seedlings and curriculum to help more than 1,000 children in low income areas.

It is part of the new Cornerstone Garden Movement Member program. Members will receive new seedlings and recipes every quarter.

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The area of Ybor City is considered a food desert, meaning many families cannot get fresh fruits and vegetables from a nearby market.

"To have access to those fresh fruits and vegetables will just give them a better understanding a better quality of life and a better appreciation to really understand where natural foods come from," says Jeanette Hordge-Smith with Cornerstone Family Ministries.

Saturday's event will award free memberships to 15 members living at or below the poverty level.

The next membership event will be in January 2020. To find out more and how you can get involved, click here.