Approximately 131,000 Wake County residents are food insecure.

Food security means having physical, social, and/or economic access to safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate, and affordable food.

To address food insecurity issues facing many of our patients, Alliance partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in 2009 to build our on-site Community Garden.

Annually, we harvest 2,000 pounds of fresh produce.  All produce is given to patients in the clinic or wellness classes.

On a quarter of an acre, our garden grows a wide variety of different vegetables, herbs, and fruits, including radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and leafy greens.  

Each year, over 300 volunteers support our Community Garden.

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Environmental stewards and organic practices:

  • Compost bin on-site and avoid all chemical substances

  • Water conservation by collected rain in barrels and reusing for irrigation.  

  • Pollinator garden dedicated to growing pollinating flowers to attract butterflies and bees in an effort to increase pollinating activity.
  • With the support of Apiopolis, we have several bee hives adjacent to the garden.

Produce is available to all patients for no charge in the clinic and in wellness classes.