El Jebel Non-Profit Uses Gardening To Feed The Hungry

Apr 28, 2014

Kim Wille started the non-profit Growing Food Forward after struggling with hunger, herself. Now, the organization delivers thousands of pounds of food to the region's hungry.
Kim Wille started the non-profit Growing Food Forward after struggling with hunger, herself. Now, the organization delivers thousands of pounds of food to the region's hungry.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A non profit in the Mid-valley is ramping up for growing season. This will be the second year Growing Food Forward uses gardening to help feed the region’s hungry. The organization grows crops for area food pantries, distributes food and seeds to low-income families, and works with schools that have high numbers of kids who use the “free and reduced lunch” program. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Kim Wille, the founder and executive director of the non-profit. She says they manage more than 35 gardens from Aspen to Rifle.

To find out more about Growing Food Forward click here.