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2022 Growing Together SNAP-Ed Highlights


March 9, 2023

Growing Together is a multi-state SNAP-Ed donation garden project that increases access to fruits and vegetables, promotes healthy food access, and provides nutrition and gardening education to individuals and families who are food insecure. SNAP-Ed, the Master Gardener Program and food pantries are working together to build and maintain donation gardens in their communities.

Participating Statessnaped highlights multistate

  • Iowa State University

  • Michigan State University

  • Montana State University

  • Purdue University

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Nebraska

  • University of Wisconsin

  • University of Wyoming



  • 482 Master Gardener volunteers contributed time to the project.

  • 271 community partners and agencies cooperated on the project.

  • 3,411 non-Master Gardener volunteers contributed time to the project.

  • 148,825 people with low income were served by the project.

  • Projects leveraged $152,837 in community funding to support their work.

  • Volunteers contributed 15,779 hours to the project.

  • 318 food pantries and distribution sites received produce as a result of the project.

  • 221,502 pounds of fruits and vegetables were supplied to food pantries and distribution sites.

This program is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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