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Barron Prize winner Abby Yoon gets her hands dirty in the garden so at-risk kids can get fresh produce for lunch

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2024
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Growing children need healthy food to do well in school. Yet 14% of children in America don’t get more than one meal a day. Having an empty stomach makes it difficult to concentrate on schoolwork. And many families in urban areas live in food deserts, where fresh produce, meats and dairy are difficult to get. That’s why 17-year-old Abby Yoon founded the Sustainable Hunger Initiative. One of her first projects was a community garden. A garden is a good place to get an up-close relationship with the food we eat....

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