Health in the Hood

LAST UPDATED: November 09, 2018
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Health in the Hood is creating healthy communities by building vegetable gardens and teaching wellness in under-served neighborhoods. We are a 501c3 organization that converts vacant land in food deserts, into vibrant vegetable gardens. Health in the Hood provides free, fresh foods for children and families in communities that lack healthy options. The neighborhoods we serve have extremely limited access to fresh foods and health education resources. All of the produce grown in Health in the Hood gardens is distributed for free to children and families, food pantries, churches and community centers in food desert neighborhoods. Our gardens produce different vegetables and fruits including collard greens, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, herbs, green beans, radishes, carrots, arugula, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, watermelon, kale, onions, okra, eggplant, potatoes and more! Local residents are hired to maintain the gardens, providing needed jobs. Colorful murals are painted on the vegetable beds to enhance community beautification. The gardens not only provide fresh foods, they are also tangible teaching tools that provide simple yet powerful educational opportunities. Our health education curriculum consists of high energy, incentive-based nutrition and fitness programs. Our workshops include interactive nutrition games, healthy eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, ingredient label training, food journaling, exercise obstacles courses, yoga and aerobics classes and more!
2020 N Bayshore Dr
4102
Miami, FL 33137

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BOARD

Asha Loring
CEO
Public Allies, Americorps
Danielle Kirsner
Director
Christina Simpson
Secretary
Ralph Lauren Corporate

STAFF

Asha Loring
Executive Director
Andrea Mirabal
Program Manager
Nicole Fowles
Garden Manager
Corinne Newsome
Gardener Manager
Cedkevia Young
Garden Manager

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$38,500

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