LHCC Giving Grace Food Pantries Giving Grace Gardens
To increase food production among beginning and socially disadvantaged groups---this long-term business strategic planning promises rise to deliverance of deprived rural economies and strong impact of community revitalization by delivering a viable regional farmers market. Liberty Heights Community Center, (LHCC), currently assists farmers/fishermen in South Louisiana Parishes complete a plan toward the improvement of food production in our rural communities and implement a best practices approach to developing long-term solutions that will ensure food security in our rural areas. In 2010, LHCC excited about the proposal of a food co-op, established an idea that came from listening to the collective voice of our beginning farmers, new military veteran farmers, and seasoned farmers & producers. The primary purpose of Giving Grace Fishermen/Farmers & Trade (GGFFT) Market is to develop a sustainable agricultural model that can be used in a wide variety of contexts with Vendors ranging from food production, goods and services for low-income Louisiana residents to national and global commercial markets.
LHCC Giving Grace Food Pantries ( established in 2003 in Dallas County, TX), grew out of an overwhelming response of our emergency food and disaster recipients. In 2010, Giving Grace re-located its emergency food & disaster center in Upper St. Martin, Lower St. Martin and Jefferson Davis parishes. Many of the recipients were past farmers, producers, and fishermen who became dislocated workers due to natural disaster of Katrina in 2005 and Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 who never quite became fully independent of government subsidies and assistance. LHCC became one of the only funded Public & Private Partnerships that is a community-based grassroot entity responsible for small farmer/producer and fishermen sustainable food markets. Harvesting of specialty crop will be the forerunner to generating income for low income families and diverse access to nutritious whole fruits and vegetables; promising rise to deliverance of deprived rural economy and strong impact of community revitalization. LHCC assisted ag-producers, fishermen, including laid off an affected oil industry workers in South Louisiana Parishes receive subsistence during the Gulf Oil Spill.
By linking food production and processing sectors to community development, economic opportunity, and energy production, we anticipate solutions which focus on developing a food security system of operation designed to cancel hunger and improve economic development globally.
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Liberty Heights Community Center, Nonprofit operates in accordance with the U.S Dept.of Agriculture policies, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, political belief, or national origin. Liberty Heights Community Center, Nonprofit funciones en acuerdo con la poliza del Departmento de Agricultura de losEstados Unidos , que prohibe discriminacion a raiz de raza, color, sexo, edad, incapacidad, religion, creenica politica, u origen nacional..