Giving Tuesday at ASCI
To address food insecurity in our own Pittsburgh community, in partnership with Latino Health Access, ASCI has cultivated a community garden open to residents in surrounding neighborhoods as a resource for families who are food insecure. The community garden is a peaceful, therapeutic and protected environment utilized to grow food while strengthening the bonds of community, harvesting not only fruits and vegetables but also longtime relationships.
Our motto is: Teach me to garden, and I will eat healthy forever.
In 2017, it was reported that 40 million people lived in food-insecure households; 9.7 million adults lived in households with very low food security; 6.5 million children lived in households where both children and adults were food-insecure, and 540,000 children (0.7 percent of the nation’s children) lived in households in which one or more child experienced very low food security.
Food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level. According to Hunger + Health in partnership with Feeding America, most households in urban communities fall victim to this complex issue. It does not exist in isolation, as low-income families are affected by multiple, overlapping issues like affordable housing, social isolation, health problems, medical costs, and low wages. Many do not have what they need to meet basic needs, and these challenges increase a family’s risk of food insecurity.
That’s why we need your help!
Your donation on Giving Tuesday will help ASCI combat local food insecurity by cultivating vegetables and fruits in our garden and offering them free of charge to the children, families, and communities we serve.
Thank you for considering making a gift to us so we can do more to keep the children entrusted to our care healthy and thriving, as well as their families and our community members!
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please visit our donation page.
ASCI may only directly solicit donations from Pennsylvania residents.