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CCSD school gardens to feed families in need

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:37:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The fruits and vegetables grown from approximately 180 Clark County School District gardens will be used by local restaurants to make meals to be delivered through the non-profit Delivering with Dignity.

With CCSD campuses closed, the annual Green Our Planet farmer's market that was scheduled to take place on Earth Day was canceled. However, the produce grown by CCSD students will not go to waste.

Launched as an emergency response to the healthcare and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus, the program delivers high-quality meals made by independently owned restaurants directly to the doorsteps of individuals most in need.

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Thousands of vegetables originally intended to be sold by students at the farmers market will be utilized by Honey Salt and other restaurants to prepare 800 meals for delivery.

CCSD students planted chard, radish, beets and other types of seeds in January.

For more information about the Delivery with Dignity Program, visit deliverwithdignitylv.org.