The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 

Junior League of Phoenix is partnering with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul on a program focused on families who have three primary challenges: low/no access to healthy food, a family history or new diagnosis of diabetes/prediabetes, and low/no knowledge of sustainable wellness practices.

During our partnership, JLP funds will support the Rob & Melani Walton Urban Farm and increase the amount of children served at the Ivy Wellness Center.

 

JLP’s The Society of St. Vincent de Paul committee will be responsible for:

  1. organizing events for our members to assist with the constructing, planting, harvesting and maintaining the new grow space and overall grow space of the Urban Farm
  2. working with families to teach them how to plant their own healthy food and
  3. to include the children in the planting and harvesting process and planning events at the Ivy Center test kitchen, where a culturally competent registered dieticians will show families how to prepare and buy high-quality, low cost healthy foods.