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Last modified on March 5th, 2018 at 1:03 pm
Angel Charity for Children announced Wednesday the selection of Tucson Village Farm as a beneficiary to receive $445,000 to fund an educational kitchen and space.
TVF, a local seed-to-table program of the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona, reconnects young people to a healthy food system, teaches them how to grow and prepare fresh food, and empowers them to make healthy life choices. In 2017, TVF delivered 44,851 hours of direct programming to 12,913 Pima County children.
Funding will go towards constructing the Angel Charity Culinary Education Center for Children, which will teach over 13,000 children annually how to prepare healthy meals from fresh food and provide the education and scaffolding they need to create brighter, healthier futures for themselves, their families, and the community.
Additionally, the kitchen will generate revenue through the sale of value-added goods and rental of the space.