Free Meals for Children

Iron Triangle youth live in a neighborhood known as an “asphalt jungle” and lack meaningful contact with nature. It is our intention to help children fulfill the human tendency to seek connection with nature. As conservationist E.O. Wilson described in Biophilia, “humans are hardwired to need connection with nature.” Research shows that simply being in nature can positively impact one’s overall health and well-being including: reducing blood pressure, decreasing stress, improving mood, and relieving the symptoms of attention-deficit disorders. In addition to nature deficit disorder, being alienated from green space and nature is shown as a cause of diabetes, obesity, malnutrition, near-sightedness, asthma, depression, and anxiety.