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September is Hunger Action Month and serves as a reminder to everyone that hunger exists all around us. Iron County Care and Share in Cedar City provides an emergency shelter and food pantry to help homeless and low-income individuals and families. This summer they created a community garden to directly serve those in need.
The garden allows people utilizing the services of Iron County Care and Share to have access to fresh produce at no cost. Another benefit of this garden is that it exposes individuals to a large variety of nutritional produce and educates them on how to grow a garden of their own.
Throughout the growing season, emergency food boxes are prepared using this locally-grown produce along with standard pantry items. Also, neighborhood residents who work and care for this garden plot are invited to share from its bounty.
SelectHealth recognizes the variety of services offered by Iron County Care and Share as another example of how Utah Gives Back.