Homefull Opens Fresh Produce Farm Stand at Grandview
Story by Christina Keresoma
Homefull, an organization that provides services to the homeless, opened a fresh produce farm stand in Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Grandview Medical Center’s lobby.
“Homefull is excited to expand our produce farm stand to Grandview Medical Center because this will help people living in food deserts access affordable, fresh produce,” says Tina Patterson, Homefull CEO. “Our farm stands also help provide training and jobs to our persons served. Purchases will support our programs, ultimately addressing our goals of increasing and improving housing, food, and jobs.”
The Homefull farm stand will sell produce from Homefull’s urban farms and other local growers. Homefull assists community garden growers, particularly those located in West Dayton, with technical assistance so they may offer their produce at pop-up markets.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Homefull in making fresh produce available to our patient families, employees, and neighbors,” says Becky Lewis, president of Grandview Medical Center. “Homefull and Grandview both are committed to the health and wellness of people in our community, and this farm stand is another way for us to honor that commitment.”