Many northside neighborhoods of St. Louis are less likely to have simple amenities like supermarkets and have high concentrations of poverty due to institutional racial and economic segregation. Urban Harvest STL collaborates with local partners as part of a food access cluster to grow and distribute healthy food in these communities. With our partners, we aim to generate a more equitable food system through food access, advocacy, and education.
The Fit & Food Connection (FAFC) provides healthy living resources through food assistance, physical fitness, and nutrition to families in need throughout north St. Louis City and County. Each Saturday we donate fresh vegetables from the FOOD ROOF Farm to FAFC. They create meals with the produce and deliver it to families in need, use it in cooking demonstrations, and deliver it through a subsidized CSA for families participating in their program.
All of the fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables grown at the Flance School Garden go back to the center for its free lunch program.
The North Newstead Association focuses on housing, neighborhood beautification and other outreach in North St. Louis. They work closely with Fresh Starts Community Garden. Through Fresh Starts, we donate produce and provide a place for the community to gather and grow produce that goes back into their neighborhoods.
The Urban League is a national organization with a St. Louis chapter focuses on economic empowerment and self-sufficiency. Our food donations support their food pantry in St. Louis County.