United Way of the Midlands and Kellogg’s Wild Berry Froot Loops® join forces to provide fresh fruit to Omaha residents
OMAHA, NE, (June 4, 2018) — In honor of World Environment Day on June 5, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) and Kellogg’s® Wild Berry Froot Loops® are partnering to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people in need in Omaha. On June 5, volunteers will plant fruit bushes at City Sprouts, Omaha’s first community garden. In the fall, the harvest will be donated to share with people in the community who live in a food desert and do not often have access to these foods.
“A food desert is a low-income area that is located more than one mile from a grocery store,” said Shawna Forsberg, UWM President and CEO. “Community gardens like those at City Sprouts provide key access to fresh fruits and vegetables.”