Since 1997, the Baldwin Park Community Garden has served as a cornerstone in the Baldwin Park community to educate local students and families about healthy eating. Located on a quarter acre of land owned by Kaiser Permanente, the garden has supported numerous programs to educate youth, older adults, and disabled individuals about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and physical activity. Due to COVID-19, the garden has been repurposed and taken on a new role – providing organic produce to local seniors in need. In collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, Shepherd’s Pantry has oversight of the garden producing much needed fresh fruit and vegetables to local seniors in need, through the City of Baldwin Park Senior Home Delivery Program
This partnership is a successful example of working together to help battle food insecurity among our senior population in Baldwin Park.