Food Pantries In Park Heights; Composting Creates "Black Gold" | WYPR

Food Pantries In Park Heights; Composting Creates "Black Gold"

Jan 2, 2020

Mariah Pratt Bonkowski and Marvin Hayes are 2019 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows.

Neighborhood food pantries in Park Heights allow families to take what they need. A composting effort in south Baltimore turns food scraps into rich garden soil. Today, two Open Society Institute fellows share fresh ideas to improve city life.

Mariah Pratt Bonkowski founded “Pantries of Peace” to remove obstacles that make typical food pantries hard to access. And Marvin Hayes, founder of the “Baltimore Compost Collective,” describes how composting can create jobs, clean the air, and make food more secure.