Fox59 announces Indy Urban Acres partnership

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Fox59 announced a new partnership with Indy Urban Acres Wednesday.

The station is joining Indy Parks and the Indy Parks Foundation, along with IU Health, Gleaners Food Bank, and an organic farm that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for families in need.

The organic farm is located on eight acres just east of Shadeland Avenue, between Interstate 70 and 21st Street. The state had used the land as a staging ground for I-70 construction work but decided to donate it to Indy Parks back in 2007.

Volunteers worked to plant seeds last year and now, Fox59 will help make it bigger, growing even more fresh produce and helping the fight against obesity, diabetes and hunger.

Over the next few months, you’ll see stories of the community coming together and helping many families. You’ll also have an opportunity to volunteer with Fox59’s staff!