Updated: Dec 14, 2021
Baton Roots vision for 2022 is off to a great start with a $100,000 grant from the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation awarded to support the community farm’s mission of eliminating food deserts.
Through this grant, Baton Roots plans to increase vegetable production, expand distribution, increase the impact of Baton Roots programming through programs such as Hustle and Grow, Harmony Gardens, food preparation demonstrations, and other means of direct community resident engagement; seek alliances with groups who can connect to those most in need, promote educational programming more aggressively and increase Baton Roots employment opportunities.
Currently, Baton Roots is operating at 3 local high schools and 8 EBR Housing Authority complexes (soon-to-be 11).
The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation funds efforts in the areas of human services, healthcare, education, and prison reentry. They strive to positively impact and strengthen the organizations and institutions that address the underlying causes of societal problems.
Learn more about the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation on their website.