One Grub Community will present ‘Planty for the People: Nonprofit Fundraiser, Campaign Launch and Open House’ at this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Planty for the People organizers share that their 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, collectively creates a “commonplace that fosters food access, equality and community through our pay it forward diner, gardens, educational programming, as well as local and plant-based foods promotion.”
The all-day event will include extended business service hours, craft stations, raffle drawings, and live mural painting by artist Diane Vera, a local silent auction and garden sponsorship tours.
Organizers say they will have Brunch Service from 10 am-5pm. Main events are from 3-5pm, where a ribbon cutting ceremony to reveal our local foods grocery space in partnership with La Semilla Food Center, a “meet our farmer” panel discussion featuring local farmers, and a surprise announcement as well.
One Grub Community space is located inside the auditorium of First Christian Church (901 Arizona Avenue) nestled in a low-income neighborhood/food
desert, on the outskirts of downtown El Paso. Our 2700 sq.ft. community space also comes with a community garden currently housing over 40 garden beds.
“Our programs are in place to provide a bridge to food access and education,” One Grub officials share. “We do that by offering delicious,
healthy meals to our volunteers, regardless of their means; we provide free garden education to empower the community to grow their own food.”
In addition to the programs, One Grub has sponsorships available for hands on, plant-based cooking classes to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Programs will also provide an on-site grocery/market space to promote our local food economy while providing access to fresh, locally sourced produce and other healthy foods that can be purchased with SNAP food benefits.