Joining together to improve children's health through consistent access to fruits & vegetables and understanding of healthy food
What We Do
We are addressing childhood obesity through a $30,000 per year (2018-2023), 5 year project awarded to the City of Petersburg and funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. The Petersburg Public Library is the lead agency and fiscal agent. Petersburg is the unhealthiest city in the state and the poverty is overwhelming. We are listening and responding to each other and to our community members, especially the youth we serve. Our work is done through 3 Work Groups: Food Access (SNAP Match outreach, mobile Farmers Markets), Food Education (cooking and taste testing), and Food Production (gardening/farming).