Forest Area Schools Build Community Gardens

The Warren Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council was awarded a Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The intent of the Grant was to address the immediate needs of the residents of Forest and Warren County caused by the onset of the COVID – 19 Pandemic. The Agency determined that providing access to nutritional meals and food was the most pressing need. In response, the Agency provided the Forest County Commissioners $7,850 to purchase and distribute food within the County.

Recognizing that the need for nutritional food is and will continue to be an issue, the Agency is partnering with the Forest Area School District to expand the District’s Community Gardens. Located in Marienville and soon in Tionesta, the Gardens will allow local residents the ability to grow their own food. Hopefully benefiting the Community aesthetically and nutritionally.