Boy Scouts, High Mark team up to offer garden plots to fight food insecurity

DOVER, Del. – The Boy Scouts are finding creative new ways to help families struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s in the form of gardens!

The organization has teamed up with High Mark Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer plots at the Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover.

While families can get their own plot to grow food, they’ll also get access to online workshops that will offer gardening guidance and tips.

Robert Nakagawa, a Scout Executive, tells 47 ABC the garden plots are the perfect way to help families struggling with food insecurity while also giving them something fun to do outside.

“Obviously as people are in financial distress, for those that are and want an opportunity to work on a piece of land that they may not have access to, they can grow their own food,” he said.

Families interested in getting a plot can find more information at www.dmvc.org/victorygardens.

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