The goal of the programme is to give people in difficulty the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables to put food on their family’s table.
Under the auspices of this programme, the support is given to the efforts of industrious non-profit organisations to involve and help people in difficulty, who are nevertheless enterprising and active members of their community, to help themselves by doing work that improves their quality of life.
The foundation already provided support to 15 organisations, which distributed seeds, plants and gardening accessories to families in 21 districts that find themselves in difficulty to enable them to do horticultural work to provide food for their family table. 436 families were involved in the gardening work, comprised of 1,581 people, of whom 778 were children.
Under the auspices of the programme, in 2017, on average, each family was responsible for tending 400 square metres of land. Most frequently, families chose to grow potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions, beetroot and cucumbers. In total, in these 21 districts, families grew vegetables weighing a total of 86,000 kilograms. More detailed information - in the infographic.
This programme continues the work done under the “Support for Participating” activity that was part of the “A Piece of Bread” programme (2013-2016). Under the auspices of this activity, a total of 2`500 people took part in a total of 28 projects, growing fruit and vegetables to put on their family’s table or earning additional income to meet their family’s needs.
Learn more about examples of successfully implemented projects in the following video stories:
- project "We CAN DO IT OURSELVES – We ARE DOING IT OURSELVES" in Talsi (in Latvian),
- project “A Spring Day Provides Food for a Year” in Middle Latgale (in Latvian),
- project "Do, Enjoy and Share in Kandava District!" (in Latvian).