One out of every five children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger. For African-American and Latino children, it's one in three.
The Big Garden was founded in 2005 by United Methodist Ministries through funding from the USDA's Community Food Project. The initial goal was to create 12 community gardens in three years. As of today, the Big Garden network has helped to establish more than 120 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa.
Our main goal is to improve nutritional health and facilitate community development by building the capacity of community organizations, congregations, and schools through the act of gardening.
The Big Garden is proud to have launched community gardens at Omaha's three largest food pantries, increasing access to fresh produce and reducing hunger.