The Junior League of Duluth has raised 105,000 dollars to combat the issue of food insecurity in west Duluth.
The majority of the money, 100,000 dollars, was presented to Community Action Duluth today for the purpose of developing an empty lot in the Denfeld neighborhood.
Plans for the lot include a greenhouse, a root cellar, and a deep winter greenhouse similar to the one built in Finland, Minnesota earlier this year.
Community Action Duluth will use the space to expand their "Seeds of Success" program and make freshly grown produce available to residents of west Duluth.
"This means not only will they be growing more, but they'll be able to sell more at the Harrison Farmers Market" said Jennifer Webb of the Junior League.
Groundbreaking on the project is expected in June, and work should be finished in October.
The remainder of the 5000 dollars will go to the Boys and Girls club, the Crisis Nursery, Just Kids Dental, and Little Treasures.