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Parents & Communities Bring In School Garden Harvest For Their Children

Parents and Community gardeners have begun reaping the fruit of their labors, harvesting crops grown as part of the School Gardens component of the USDA funded McGovern-Dole Food For Education/ALIGN program. The harvest will bolster the nutrition of children in the environs of the 92 target schools. Even though a political crisis has disrupted many government services, parent engagement in the proper nutrition and education of their children has been undiminished and their participation and buy-in of the program has been heightened in the vacuum created by the current political crisis. All 92 Communities have remained engaged, continuing to receive take-home rations for their home-bound children, work the gardens and check out books as part of the mobile-reading initiative, devised to provide continuity for the children in a disrupted learning environment.