Community Food Distributions
Meeting the basic needs of our families has been imperative during the current crisis. Lack of access to fresh, healthy food is one of our students’ and families’ ongoing challenges. HRF partnered with Sunrise Produce and Dole Foods to provide close to 340,000 lbs of restaurant-quality fresh produce, protein, and dairy with the support of community partners such as Watts Empowerment Center and Think Watts, who helped us distribute our food to thousands of families in need. We will continue the food distributions as long as necessary during this pandemic.
We bring the inspiration and knowledge of gardening to our community in the garden at Markham Middle School. Participants collaborate on building, preparing, and cultivating garden beds where they can watch their efforts come to life and share the produce with their families. Our community garden project promotes physical activity, exploration of nature, and the joy of developing our own healthy food sources. Most importantly, it teaches our children to be environmental stewards who care for their planet.