Hunger and food access affects one in every seven people in the United States, a total of 14.5% of households. Fresh produce is often the hardest item for families to obtain and purchase. At the same time 12% of produce goes unharvested due to the cost of labor, market price of produce and other factors. Kerri LaCharite, Produce Specialist at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will speak about local and urban agriculture initiatives and volunteer opportunities in South Western Pennsylvania.
7-8 p.m. in the downstairs program room of the Monroville Public Library, followed by a walk around the new USDA People's Garden. More info on the Food Bank at http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/ and on Sustainable Monroeville at
www.sustainablemonroeville.com . You can also join Sustainable Monroeville and Schwartz Market on Facebook!