Our Fruit Tree Drive is in full swing. Help us feed those in need by donating $45 for a fruit tree to plant in our Orchard. Click the donate button below to donate and write in "Fruit Tree" when you give so we know where the money goes. Thank you!
A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.
McKinney Roots is a 100% food donation garden for the city of McKinney. We supply naturally grown fresh produce to the food insecure by distributing them to local services and schools. We are dedicated to improving health and sustainability in our local community. We engage the community by developing a strong volunteer base and an educational program on our growing practices and health benefits of fresh produce.
of McKinney families struggles to provide meals for themselves and their families
of children in McKinney are below the poverty line
Children in McKinney qualify for free and reduced meal programs
With four acres of land to garden, McKinney Roots will see a significant improvement in physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate will fall. Our children will do better in school, repor higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.
There are many ways to help.
If you want to help financially, you can give a tax deductable donation to us by clicking on the "Donate" link. Or you can sponsor a raised bed for $35. Simply write in "raised bed" when donating.
We need supplies! You can bring us new or used garden supplies or you can purchase supplies we have hand picked on our amazon wishlist.
Do you want to get your hands dirty with us working in the garden? We have times every week that you can come out to the garden to help us plant, water, weed, harvest and prepare beds. Go to here to get signed up.