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UPLIFT SOLUTIONS PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING FUNDRAISING EVENT “CAN YOU DIG THIS”

Uplift Solutions will be hosting a private screening of “Can You Dig This,” Wednesday, April 5th, 7:30PM at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse in Philadelphia.  A $25 donation is requested.  You can get tickets here.

From Executive Producer, John Legend.

South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some shit.”

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HEAVEN 600 SPRING HOLIDAY HARVEST

Check out some of the photos from the Heaven 600 Spring Holiday Harvest held at the Shoprite in Howard Park, Baltimore

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MENTIONED BY AARP IN THEIR ARTICLE, “THE NEW FACE OF HUNGER”

Our executive director, Atif Bostic, was recently mentioned in a article published by AARP. The article dealt with the struggle for an increasing amount of older Americans to find sources for healthy, affordable food. Check out this excerpt, as well as a link to the full article below:

New allies in the fight against hunger come from the health care industry, government agencies and nonprofits like AARP and AARP Foundation. And they’re joined by members of the agricultural food chain, from farmers to major supermarket chains. Atif Bostic, executive director of the nonprofit Uplift Solutions, which helps grocery stores open in low-income areas, says such collaborations are win-win. “The customers have access to healthy, affordable food and the store becomes an essential, profitable part of the community.”

Ryerson adds: “Let’s widen the circle of collaboration to identify and carry out real solutions. This is a land of plenty — no one should have to go hungry.”

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