Introducing the GROW Nutrition Program

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how $100 will help a student grow

Consider sponsoring a student in our pilot nutrition program! 

To GROW the impact of  our existing neighborhood garden, ELI is partnering with Samford University, the Community Food Bank, Urban Ministry, and REV Birmingham to show students easy ways to incorporate fresh vegetables and fruits into their diets and providing free produce to encourage this change.


  • An 8 week class promoting fresh, healthy eating and cooking

  • A 10 pound bag of garden fresh & local produce per week throughout the 8 week program

  • A healthy cooking starter kit (cutting board, measuring cups, etc)

  • The opportunity to make a lasting lifestyle change through healthier eating choices  

The program begins in April 2018 and we are seeking sponsors for 35 students to participate. Please consider how you might be able to help a student with a positive life change through your sponsorship!

Give online today or make checks payable to:

East Lake Initiative

7504 Division Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35206