Old Town Cape community garden to help feed community


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – A local neighborhood is helping address the food shortage at their local food pantries in a creative way. 

Several businesses, volunteers and the cape riverfront market in Cape Girardeau have joined together to create a community garden that will put more produce and herbs into the community.  

The herbs and produce grown will be donated to local food banks, the salvation army, and will even be available to purchase with e-b-t benefits at the cape riverfront market. 

The goal is to enhance the nutrition, health and welfare of low-income families throughout cape for generations to come. 

“Based on the research done by southeast hospital we can reduce blood pressure, diabetes, depression in families by creating healthy meals that have resources that are accessible through the food bank and food line.”  Says Lauren Ann Cole executive member of Cape Rotary Club of Southeast Missouri. 

Everything grown in the garden will be organic and donated by local businesses.  

The garden is set to have rye growing soon followed by fresh produce next spring.

Old Town Cape board and members, Cape Riverfront Market vendors, Rotary Club of Southeast Missouri, and other volunteers came together to make this garden possible for the neighborhood.



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