Support Fresh, Local Food Access on GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1, 2020. This year, Growing Places Indy is thrilled to participate in GivingTuesday and share how we help our local community. 

As the first urban farm founder in Indianapolis, Indiana, Growing Places Indy (GPI) is a local nonprofit on the Near Eastside. Its mission is to cultivate wellness through urban agriculture and build a more just and equitable food system. The organization accomplishes this through a four-pronged approach focused on urban agriculture, access to fresh local foods, mind-body education, and entrepreneurship. 

Since 2014, GPI has offered free weekly Family Cooking and Nutrition Classes designed to build more sustainable families and, in turn, communities. Kids need to know that every food they put into their bodies affects them, and it’s more impactful when the family learns together! 

We’re excited to relaunch our weekly Family Cooking and Nutrition Classes in 2021, but we need your help! A small donation will help us buy the necessary supplies to relaunch in 2021, bigger and better. 

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to stand together in unity—to use their power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

In the spirit of giving, we’re asking the friends and supporters of Growing Places Indy to further our mission of providing fresh, local food and mind-body education to Indy residents. To donate and learn more about the cooking classes, you can visit