Access to Healthy Food
Community Gardens The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) community gardens expand upon WIC’s mission to provide nutritious foods and education to income-qualifying women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children 5 years and under. Currently, we partner with three community gardens in Adams County. The gardens provide access to fresh organic produce, engage families in physical activity and serve as an educational ground for home gardening, and nutrition education. Produce harvested from the garden is given directly to WIC families that participate in the work day. Any produce that remains at the end of the work day is brought back to area WIC clinics and/or donated to a local food pantry.
Providing Fresh Organic Produce
WIC Gardens are in the News
Our joint project community garden with School District 27J was highlighted in the Brighton Standard Blade community newsletter. Check out the great article and photos.
Locations and Hours
-open June through September 2017:
27J Brighton School District Garden
18551 E. 160th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Tuesday and Thursday:
9:00am - 11:00 am
Second Saturday each month:
9:00am - 11:00am
Los Valientes Garden
7296 Magnolia St.
Commerce City, CO 80022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
10950 Fox Run Parkway
Northglenn, CO 80233
8:30am - 10:30am
8:00am - 11:00am
TCHD created the Healthy Food Pantry Toolkit for food pantries interested in promoting healthy foods for their community members with chronic diseases. Using this tool kit can assist food pantries in improving access to and availability of adequate and appropriate nutritious food for community members who utilize food pantries.
Food pantry staff can use this as a guide to help create an action plan to meet the health needs of their community including how to hold a healthy food drive.
"It is time that the first concern in this country is feeding the hungry" states Pastor Kent Replogle. This Success Story is based on the food pantry managed by Pastor Kent. It includes the challenges, solutions, and results of the process of implementing the Health Pantry Toolkit. We encourage more communities to use the toolkit to create their own successes in the pursuit of a decrease in the incidence of chronic disease.
If you have questions about the tool kit or would like additional information on training please contact Sue Howk, RD, at 720-200-1509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.