HOMEGROWN ALABAMA OFFERS FRESH GROCERIES TO FAMILIES IN NEED

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Each Thursday, Homegrown Alabama offers residents access to fresh, local fruits, veggies and more.

Homegrown Alabama has existed for years on the grounds of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 812 5th Ave. on the University of Alabama campus. But it’s not just a farmers market: Residents in need have access to the organization’s food pantry, which offers fresh, local foods at a discount.

Thursday night Homegrown Alabama hosted a fundraiser at Loosa Brews in downtown Tuscaloosa. A dollar of every pint sold went to the food pantry fund.

“That fund last year kind of dried up pretty quickly because there were many families who had those needs,” said Homegrown Alabama’s Grace Kyle. “So we are trying to expand that fund. The church has given us a good bit of money, but we are trying to do our part to match whatever they gave us.”

The market is open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.

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