KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A three-course meal for $33. Lunch for $15. But sowing seeds that will help an entire community is priceless.
Ben Sharda is Director of the Kansas City Community Gardens and is looking forward to KC Restaurant Week more than he ever has in the past.
“Our mission is to help low-income families and community groups to grow food,” he said.
Sharda said his team does this by providing plants, seeds, fertilizer, tilling, training and so much more. KC Community Gardens works with more than 250 community groups, dozens of schools and families across the metro.
“The whole idea is to just help people grow food so they’ll be able to have healthy food and save money and all that good stuff,” Sharda told 41 Action News.
As you save money during KC Restaurant Week by feasting on fine cuisine for a set price, know you’re also helping KC Community Gardens. Roughly 10 percent of all proceeds from Restaurant Week go to help the nonprofit.
“It’ll get the word out, so many people don’t know who we are and now they’ll hear about us,” Sharda said. “They say one of the healthiest things you can do in your life is to eat more servings of fruits and vegetables. And if you’re going to be gardening, you’re more likely to do that.”