The Green Urban Lunch Box | 2021 Green Business Awards


The Green Urban Lunch Box empowers people to connect to their food and community while simultaneously revitalizing urban spaces and building a resilient food culture. They believe that fresh, quality food is a human right, and their aim is to foster a community-centered approach to improving food security through their programs. One of The Green Urban Lunch Box goals is to make fresh food accessible to the people who need it most by utilizing resources that already exist. In 2020, they grew 20,000 pounds of food in neglected urban spaces while teaching aspiring gardeners and farmers sustainable growing practices through their Small Farm Initiative and Back-Farms programs. Additionally, they prevented 44,000 pounds of fruit from ending up in the landfill by harvesting the fruit from underutilized trees in neighborhoods through their FruitShare program. The Green Urban Lunch Box hosts free farm stands at Salt Lake County senior centers, where food from the Back-Farms and FruitShare programs is distributed for free. In 2020 alone, The Green Urban Lunch Box was responsible for a total of 64,000 pounds of fresh produce that directly built and strengthened the Salt Lake County food system through its distribution efforts.


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