State Farm Youth Board Donates $50,000 to Camden Leap Program

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board donated $50,000 to an agricultural program designed, in part, by students from the Leap Academy University Charter School in Camden.

The donation is to help Leap's program From Food Desert to Food Forest, which includes a student-built garden on Cooper Street and was designed to address Camden's issue of poor nutrition caused by widespread poverty.

The hope is to provide an affordable and safe place to buy and grow food in a city that currently only has one supermarket for its 77,000 residents while educating students about the importance of community.

The Leap Academy is one of 63 community organizations to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.


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