Seeds For Hispanic Families by Barry Bridges, North Carolina

Need 

  • For resources to be forwarded to Hispanic youth and families.
  • For school enrichment and afterschool resources.
  • Cases of seeds to be distributed instead of thrown away.

Objective 

  • To move seed from local feed mills in Yadkin County to Catholic Hispanic Center of Yadkin.

Target Audience 

  • Hispanic Youth and Adults

Methods 

  • Each year, Yadkin 4-H program receives seeds from local feed mills. The seeds are a leftover from the previous year. While the germination is slightly reduced, the seeds are still good to use.
  • The seeds are used in 4-H school enrichment programs and afterschool programs.
  • Sister Andrea of the Catholic Hispanic Center of Yadkin distributes several cases of seeds and literature to needy hispanic families.

Impact 

  • Youth and adults are able to assist their limited income by producing their own vegetables.
  • Educational programs are sustained due to seed donation.

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