On Saturday, April 28th, a group of philanthropic Fort members and co-owners Danielle and Lisa volunteered their time, energy and muscle to provide support for a local nonprofit, Families in Transition (FIT). Over 15 Fortitude representatives proudly showed up to pitch in several hours to support FIT’s new and unfolding Hollows Community Garden. Our inner children loved playing in the dirt and our hearts were full to give back to our community and neighbors. Plus, working outside is a *great* workout!
Check out more about this community fixture from FIT below.
FIT’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center
Planting food for today; Cultivating healthy behaviors for tomorrow
Research shows that homeless children go hungry at twice the rate of other children. Inadequate nutrition is tied to poor immune functioning, reduced brain functioning, and other physical and mental health problems that contribute to stress, tiredness, and an inability to work – factors that hinder one’s ability to reach beyond the cycle of homelessness.
Families in Transition’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center is designed to improve the quality of life and help homeless individuals break the cycle of homelessness by delivering immediate hunger relief and providing educational experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to cultivate self-sufficiency and lifelong healthy behaviors. This project will reduce this area’s high level of food insecurity, provide critical education and resources for sustainable food access, and aid in the transition from homelessness.