Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since Mayor Holland signed the Declaration of Service in 2013 and committed to leveraging resident volunteers to achieve the city's goals. Kansas City has engaged resident volunteers to improve access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods where grocery stores and fresh produce markets are scarce. Through partnerships with local stakeholders Mayor Holland's administration is helping to improve the health of residents.

To learn more about the great work taking place in Kansas City, visit www.wycokck.org or follow @CityofKCK.

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Let's Grow

Using the Let's Grow blueprint as a guide, the Kansas City, KS mayor's office partnered with Community Housing of Wyandotte County to build and manage community gardens as well as to recruit neighborhood residents and other volunteers to support the gardens. By establishing fruit and vegetable gardens in partnership with local community-based organizations and volunteers, Mayor Holland was able to address health challenges related to hunger, food insecurity, and poor nutrition found in Kansas City communities with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

“Access to healthy living should not be something that is income driven. It should be something that is available to everyone.”
Mayor Mark Holland

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