Dear Urban Roots Friends,
Did you know that 18 zip codes in Travis County do not have a grocery store? 14% of our Travis County neighbors experience food insecurity, and the percentage of food insecurity is slightly higher among children, amounting to 15% of all children. Food insecure means to be without reliable access to nutritious, affordable food. To further complicate the matter, 16.8 acres of farmland are lost every day in Travis County.* There is so much work to be done.
This holiday season, we’re asking you to give the gift that keeps on giving so Urban Roots can continue our important work! There’s still time for you to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal of $100,000, allowing Urban Roots to serve more youth and put more fresh produce in the hands of Central Texans!
Please consider making a gift before the end of the year. Every donation–from $5 to $1,000–will help, so please give what you can and spread the word!
*The data provided in this post is from the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability’s State of the Food System Report.