Iowa is 50th in the nation—dead last—in fruit and vegetable consumption. We eat less than any other state.
Food insecurity is on the rise in central Iowa with thousands more people visiting food pantries every year. And employees are increasingly looking for new and better ways to engage with their companies—to connect with co-workers, take a break from their desks, and give back to the community all the same time.
All three of these problems have one remedy: Corporate Giving Gardens.
On-Site Employee Engagement
A corporate giving garden is located on land set aside in the green space surrounding a company’s offices, where employees use volunteer time to grow fruits and vegetables that are donated to local organizations that serve the food-insecure in central Iowa.
“It’s a great on-site volunteer opportunity. I get to do something that’s helping others in the community while also getting a little fresh air and exercise.”
- Sharon Spoden, Farm Bureau volunteer