Grow: Johnson County
Grow: Johnson County is a hunger-relief and educational farm not far from our North Liberty facility in Iowa City, IA. The three-acre farm grows organic fruits and vegetables that are donated to local hunger-relief agencies and provides hands-on gardening and farming experience for community members of all ages and backgrounds.
As part of our 2017 local giving initiative, Frontier Co-op is supporting the charitable food production and education programs of Grow: Johnson County with a $35,000 donation.
The group is focused on the dual goals of reducing food insecurity in their community and empowering a new wave of local growers.
Grow: Johnson County believes that access to good food is a human right. An estimated 18,640 people lack adequate access to food in Johnson County. The group tries to keep the shelves and coolers of the agencies fighting hunger filled with high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables so those in need can access foods that will sustain and nourish them.
Last year, with the help of more than 150 community volunteers, Grow: Johnson County grew and donated 13,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to local hunger-relief agencies. They plan to increase production to 25,000 pounds this year — and engage even more community members in their educational activities throughout the growing season.
We're proud to support Grow: Johnson County in feeding the hungry and educating new organic growers