Oak Cliff Veggie Project Cultivates Community by Providing Food and School Supplies to Residents

Long-time Oak Cliff resident, Ples Montgomery, of the Oak Cliff Veggie Project will be hosting a Back-to-School drive this Saturday at 5915 Singing Hills Drive in Dallas. Montgomery has partnered with the Pan-African Connection Bookstore, a staple in Oak Cliff for two decades as a hub for education, enrichment, community, and culture. The store will be providing the backpacks filled with supplies for K-5th graders. Donations are still being accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday at the Pan-African Connection Bookstore.

 

 

The Oak Cliff Veggie Project was born from a need of healthy food options in Oak Cliff, as it is a food desert. Montgomery says his mother, Betty Montgomery, began giving out fresh produce to friends and neighbors in 2015. What started as a simple act of goodwill touching 30 – 40 people per month has turned into a nonprofit organization with several community gardens in the


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