We’re putting down roots and developing 3.5 acres of vacant land in Southeast Colorado Springs into the Hillside Hub, a neighborhood food center! The Hub will be a space for urban farming, compost production, micro-enterprise development, educational workshops, & fresh grocery distribution. We’re bringing neighbors together to grow, cook, learn about, access, gain employment, & advocate for fresh food.
Hunger & poor health are symptoms of deeper causes that include poverty, discrimination, and deficient neighborhood resources. In addition to increasing access to fresh food, the Hillside Hub’s innovative approach will provide educational and employment opportunities that will allow our community to mobilize and address the root causes of food insecurity.
Volunteers with educational / gardening / construction skills. Perennial plants. Commercial fridges. Shipping containers and gardening tools such as shovels, gloves, and hail netting. Board members.
There is roughly a 16 year difference in life expectancy depending on what part of El Paso county one is born.
“Colorado Springs Food Rescue has made a real commitment to the neighborhood by reaching out to new residents and long-standing residents to see what the community wants and is committed to food justice and solidarity.” — Victoria Stone - Hillside neighbor & Director of Food Access