Photo Credit: Lloyd Deviney
We tip our hat to It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for awarding Urban Roots with the Healthy Kids Healthy Families® grant of $40,000. The folks at the statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas have a vision of every Texan being empowered to lead healthier lives, build healthier communities, and contribute to a healthier state. This generous funding supports our Farms for Food & Health Equity project that kicked off this month. Our goal for the project is to promote better health outcomes for people in the Greater Austin Area who experience hunger or food insecurity. We look forward to partnering with It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas as we work alongside Youth Leaders and community volunteers to grow fresh, nutritious food on our farms and to make it more accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of their zip code, their language, or the color of their skin. We believe this partnership supports the mission of It’s Time Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and Urban Roots to both directly serve those in our community that need support and ultimately to empower them to advocate for better health through more equitable access to nutritious food.