Omaha gets new fruit bushes

Published: Jun. 5, 2018 at 8:19 PM CDT
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Kellogg's Wild Berry Froot Loops Ambassadors teamed up with United Way of the Midlands to plant fruit bushes at two City Sprouts locations in Omaha.

The program is part of Kellogg's and United Way's "United against food deserts" initiative, which is being held in nine cities across the country.

"We're trying trying to grow as much food as possible. So, having people participate helps us grow more food. And we're also trying to grow our community. So, having people participate is necessary. Otherwise we wouldn't be doing that part of our mission," said Alex O'Hanlon.

O'Hanlon is the South Omaha Garden Manager at City Sprouts.

The fruit harvested from the bushes will be donated to share with people who live in food deserts. That's the name given to places where the nearest grocery store is located more than a mile away.