Email: info@thegiga.org

912-777-2617

Grow Initiative

Growing Resilient Communities

GROWing Resilient Communities

…one person at a time through EDUCATION, NUTRITION and COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

Impacting people in our community by:

red check mark

Hosting Educational Seminars

red check mark

Engaging With the Community

red check mark

Serving as a Central Point for Growth Opportunities

red check mark

Helping People Access Nutritional Information & Food

red check mark

Bridging the Gap Between People & Resources

red check mark

Sharing Our Connections With the Community

classroom
cooking

Our Mission

Grow Initiative GA is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that is committed to improving the lives of underserved, low-wealth or marginalized persons by promoting community engagement, equity and access in the fields of education, nutrition and community engagement while fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a network of support that capacitates individuals to live healthier, more prosperous lives through education, nutrition and cultural inclusion, thereby encouraging stronger, more resilient communities.

Services

Our 3 Main Initiatives Grow Communities by Growing Equitable Access.

Rosie Harrison - teaching

Education

We believe that education is a key pillar in GROWing communities.

We work with many organizations to provide educational resources and participate in educational initiatives that promote growth to our local families.

This includes providing assistance to new families in navigating their new school districts, health departments, and even teaching English to adult learners.

nutrition

Nutrition

GROW believes that access to fresh food is a human right.

We work with local communities to provide equitable, culturally-relevant, and linguistically-inclusive nutrition classes, and assist in connecting residents with local resources.

We also assist individuals in applying for state benefits like SNAP and more.

Se habla Espanol!

Rosie with a farmer

Community Engagement

We believe in addressing the root causes in the challenges that our communities face.

To that end, we have built strong relationships with community partners and bring valuable information and resources to those that need it most!

Everything from gardening and creating sustainable local food systems to bringing awareness to community resources in Coastal Georgia, that’s what we do!

How to Access Locally Sourced Food

We recognize that many local families do not have access to fresh produce and we also recognize the importance of GROWing our own local and sustainable food system. That’s why we connect farmers, growers and producers with local markets and businesses.

We believe in the old proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed them for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.”

That’s also why we work with individuals that are interested in starting their own business in selling their farm products or prepared foods. Whether a person is interested in learning how to do a backyard garden, or an experienced gardener wants to build their own LLC, we’re here to help. 

Interview with Consulado de Mexico

Our Partners - stronger together

English

Chatham Department of Public Health

Parent University

TEA Financial

Healthy Savannah Food Council

Effingham Chamber of Commerce

Kiwanis Club of Effingham County, GA

 

Spanish

Live Like Locals Latinos

Parent University en Espanol

Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Mary’s Place Hispanic Networking Group

Hispanic Health Coalition

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Grow Initiative Georgia

Learn How You Can

Help GROW the Community