During the COVID-19 lockdown, when it was difficult for senior adults to get out and go to the grocery store for fear of contracting the virus, 2020 Rogers Scholar Cameron Morrison of Knott County decided to bring food to those in need. Cameron and his family planted a community garden and shared the food with their neighbors.

“This project meant a lot to us and our community, because it was a way to help people during the hardship of the coronavirus. Most of the people in my community are elderly. We were able to provide food for people who needed it in my neighborhood.”

The Morrison family planted and delivered cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peppers, corn, green beans, and peas and apples from an orchard to approximately 20 people.

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.