HUGS is licensed nonprofit 501c3 organization registered to operate in Ohio. We have operated in Hamilton since 2012. We have installed dozens of organic urban gardens, participated in farmers markets, and partnered with local schools, community agencies, universities, and civic organizations. In 2015, HUGS moved the community garden to its current location, at 545 S. Front Street. The garden sits on 2.3 acres of land, in the Riverview neighborhood of Hamilton. This area is a designated food desert. Those we serve in general represent;
- 72.6% residents who are non-white
- 15.2% residents who are unemployed
- 33.8% residents surviving on <$15,000 of income a year and,
- 76.8% residing in non-owned housing
HUGS’ donates fresh produce to individuals, families, food pantries, community meal centers, and food rescue organizations.
Our Mission, is to design, create, implement and sustain a year round Local Food System in the Greater Hamilton, OH Metropolitan Area. Including: growing, processing, and distributing organic locally grown food; and educating the citizens of Butler County on the health benefits of a sustainable Local Food System.
Our Vision is for every man, woman and child in Hamilton, Ohio and the surrounding communities, to have access to nutritional and gardening information, fresh produce, and their associated services; as well as the opportunity to grow their own food in a private or community garden plot.
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Phone: (513) 341-5605