West Texas Food Bank Breaks Ground on First Community Garden

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It's a project years in the making.

The West Texas Food Bank broke ground on their first community garden on Friday.

The garden will be divided into three sections, one for the community, one for youth groups and one for members of the food bank's nutrition education program.

The food bank's nutritionist told NewsWest 9 how getting back to eating fresh produce will help the community.

"There are certain aspects of nutrition that we have lost over the years. We need to get a handle on how we're eating. It's major news, not just in food banks," Karina Tarin, Nutritionist with the West Texas Food Bank, said.

The community garden was built because of the rising prices of fresh foods and the increasing levels of obesity in the community.