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Building Communities While Fighting Food Insecurity In Kansas City

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Bishop Terry Glenn coordinates plans with volunteers for the Memphis Park orchard in Kansas City.

Kansas City-based nonprofit has planted 241 orchards that provide free fruits, nuts and berries for communities with high rates of food insecurity

The Giving Grove organization is providing fresh food, building communities, and offering sustainable food infrastructure by planting assorted fruit trees. Picking the pears, apples, and peaches can begin in as little as three years and The Giving Grove trains community stewards in how to maintain their new orchards.

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