GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization with a mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.
GardenShare's vision for our community:
Healthy Food – Healthy Farms – Everybody Eats
Friday, February 13, 2015
1 in 5 children now rely on SNAP
According to the U.S. Census survey of American families
released at the end of January 2015, 16 million children relied on the SNAP
Program in 2014, a huge spike from pre-recession levels when eight to nine
million children received assistance. This increase signals that while the
economy has been recovering, low-income families continue to struggle.