FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Hancock County United Way is working with county schools to end area hunger.
One way is to educate students about the food they eat by growing their own in the classroom.
The program requires $1,000 per school to start a garden in every classroom. They are currently in the process of raising that money.
United Way is trying to kick off the project in the Jacobs Primary School, where 75 percent of students are on a lunch assistance program.
The garden grows inside a pocket pouch made from 100 percent recycled materials. It should last between 10 and 15 years. All kits come with seeds and a curriculum to teach to students.
"You couldn't ask for a better price to teach children the importance of good nutrition and how to be self-sustaining," said Heather Heilman, of Hancock County United Way.
Ultimately, the United Way wants a classroom garden in every school in the county.
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