Earlier this week Katherine Kennedy of Concrete Jungle spoke to members of Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN), sharing the organization’s story and its commitment to helping feed Atlanta’s hungry. Since its launch 10 years ago, the organization has documented over 2,800 fruit trees of over 20 different varieties around Atlanta, many of which were neglected on public property.
Concrete Jungle offers a fun and unique volunteer opportunity for people to pick fruit and nuts from these trees from May through November. The organization also has a small urban farm in Southwest Atlanta where it grows vegetables and hosts volunteer events to make donations year round. Concrete Jungle has donated more than 347,000 servings of fruits and vegetables to local food banks and shelters, rescuing over 93,500 pounds of produce.
Hunger is a prevalent issue in Georgia. In the 29-county service area supported by the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 14.6% of people are food insecure, and 1 in 5 children are food insecure. The USDA defines food insecurity as the lack of consistent access to adequate food resulting from the lack of money and other resources during the year.
To learn more, visit the Concrete Jungle website.