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Raley’s & the Sacramento Kings Create ROOT Community Garden Program to Encourage Healthy Eating and Sustainable Living

ShovelSign (1)Six Gardens Across Northern California and Nevada to Provide Fresh Produce for Communities

Raley’s and the Sacramento Kings Foundation announced a new partnership creating a new garden program that will serve communities stretching from the Central Valley to Northern Nevada. Through the ROOT community gardens, the Kings and Raley’s will connect young adults, families, and non-profits that assist thousands with fresh, locally sourced produce while also growing the next generation of healthy eaters. The series of six “ROOT” community gardens at locations with diverse backgrounds are designed to educate new groups about the benefits of eating healthy.
 
With the help of the Reno Bighorns, the first garden will break ground in Reno, Nevada. Northern California Construction Training is providing garden boxes, planter beds and more will be installed at each site. The new gardeners will serve young adults at the BT Collins Detention Facility, elementary students in Chico, Ukiah’s Community Center and Food Bank Clients, and more – will have an opportunity to learn about sustainable living and food literacy.
 
“Raley’s is proud to be partnering with the Kings Foundation in this effort to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to our community,” said Becca Whitman, Raley’s Community Relations Manager. “A garden provides health in diverse ways by offering nutrition, access, and camaraderie in one setting.  It’s all about growing healthy communities together and the amplifying effect when partnering with the Kings Foundation.”  
 
“These gardens will inspire young people, families, and community members for years to come,” said Sacramento Kings Foundation Executive Director Scott Moak. “With Raley’s by our side, we’ll create a great place for communities to learn about nutrition and sustainability.”
 
Garden Locations include:
         Reno Location – Rita Cannan Elementary School, 2450 Cannan St, Reno, NV
         BT Collins Youth Detention Facility, 8300 Santa Cruz Street, Sacramento
         The Salvation Army, 893 Lander Avenue, Turlock
         Chapman Elementary School, 1071 16th Street, Chico
         Ukiah Community Center & Food Bank,  888 N. State Street, Ukiah 
         Sacramento Children’s Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento   
 
The Sacramento Kings Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to investing its time, resources, talent and passion working year-round to support the Sacramento region by serving as a positive agent of change. As part of ongoing efforts in doing so, the Kings have recently launched initiatives around sustainability, health, and education to better serve the community while making new and impactful relationships. For more information, visit Kings.com.
 

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