Snack Pak 4 Kids garden supports local families in need

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Produce harvested from the Snack Pak 4 Kids Garden will go to individuals dealing with chronic illnesses, such as cancer or diabetes.

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The garden is part of Snack Pak's partnership with Heal the City's Shalom Chronic Care Clinic.

Through the program, patients are provided with access to health care, medications and wellness classes.

"With this partnership, we can provide them with this produce, but it also opens up the opportunity to educate our patients and talk to them about healthy-eating options and how that can impact their lives overall," said Wellness Coordinator for Heal the City Andrea Britten.

Britten said providing access to fresh produce aligns with the organization's goal to improve the holistic health of its patients.

"We can talk all day long, but until we put the pieces in place and we provide them with the opportunity to have the healthy diet, then it really all comes together perfectly," said Britten.

One Snack Pak 4 Kids coordinator said the garden would not be possible without generous help from the community as 100 percent of the funds the non-profit receives go towards providing food for kids.

"This garden is entirely made possible by generous supporters," said Operations and Social Media Director Ashley York. "It really has been sort of a project that comes from the heart of our community, and we are thankful for how everyone has stepped up to make this garden happen."

If you're interested in making a donation or volunteering, call (806) 337-5252.

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