JWAC Service Project: Bonton Farms

Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Time Zone: America/Chicago

Local Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Global Young Leaders program encourages each JWAC to work on a community service together during the academic year. Service hours can be completed through volunteering with local non-profits or hosting a donations drive/fundraiser for a deserving organization. These projects do not have to be part of a Council sponsored service project. Please let us know what project was selected and details of the project once completed.

(If this event is not possible due to Covid, we will provide an alternate distanced service project like fall 2020)

Bonton Farms

In the small South Dallas neighborhood called Bonton, you don’t expect to find a farm. You expect to see crime, drugs, and gang violence. But, all that is changing thanks to a small urban farm. Bonton is located in a “food desert” where 63% of residents lack personal transportation and the nearest grocery store is a 3-hour round-trip bus ride away.

So instead, we go to one of the three beer & wine stores where they have over-priced, outdated, processed foods. The impact on our health is devastating. The statistics are staggering….Bonton’s cardio-vascular disease rate is 54% higher than that of the city of Dallas. Diabetes is 45% higher. Stroke 61% higher. Cancer 58% higher. And, that's not ok!

Overall, this affects the health of our community in Bonton, and impacts people and their ability to work and be productive. We believe that our little neighborhood should change from within, driven by our own people using our own hands. So, we have launched Bonton Farms. Come join us!

Location: 6915 Bexar St. Dallas Texas 75215

Calendar: Education - Global Young Leaders Events

Register HERE.

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