Families Together

Strawberries grow in the small garden at Families Together in Raleigh, NC on June 4, 2020. Young residents at the bridge properties have been looking forward to tasting the sweet fruit that they helped water.
Maddi Hennessey, right, and Jenna Bowman stand by the colorful compost bins at Families Together’s garden at the organization’s bridge properties in Raleigh, NC on June 4, 2020. Hennessey, a dedicated volunteer, has been primarily responsible for maintaining the health of the plants through the first spring and summer of the pandemic.
Jenna Bowman inspects tomato plants that are growing in small raised beds at Families Together’s garden in Raleigh, NC on June 4, 2020.The garden surrounds a playground on the property and makes use of small spaces to produce a surprising variety of fruits and vegetables.
Jenna Bowman takes a breather after spending a morning at the Families Together garden space in Raleigh, NC on June 4, 2020. The upkeep of the garden has fallen to Jenna who relies on the help of a single volunteer to keep it producing through the summer of the pandemic.
Jenna Bowman checks the health of a plant at Families Together’s raised beds in Raleigh, NC on June 4, 2020. Families Together helps parents with children find a safe place to live so that they do not fall victim to homelessness. The garden helps supplement their grocery budgets.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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