Summer Harvest for Kids: Local Group Makes a Difference Through Pizza

Summer Harvest for Kids: Local Group Makes a Difference Through Pizza Photo: KSTP

June 02, 2017 05:09 PM

A local group is making a difference in the community through pizza.

Urban Ventures is selling pizza on the Greenway in Minneapolis this summer using ingredients straight out of the ground. The group runs "City Kid Farms" which employs local youth and has a plot of land along the Greenway at 5th Avenue.


They'll be using ingredients from the farm this summer to top pizzas with items like basil, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Victory George is one of the teens learning how to make pizzas from a local chef.

"I've never farmed before and I've never cooked pizza before and they give back to the community so I said, 'Why not?,'" he said.

If you buy a slice of pizza, the money goes back to the program to pay youth who work on the farm.

A donation will benefit Urban Ventures and three other organizations during our Summer Harvest for Kids campaign on June 8.

We'll be live all day at Mall of America trying to raise $150,000 to feed hungry kids this summer.



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