Staff and volunteers at Aptiv in La Crosse plant vegetable garden to help those in need

LA CROSSE, (WKBT) — Volunteers are getting some fresh air to help people in need.

Aptiv staff and other community members helped plant vegetables Friday at Aptiv, which helps people living with disabilities.

They planted lettuce, potatoes, onions and carrots for Aptiv’s Hope Grows Garden.

Leaders say the garden gives those who might be struggling an opportunity for them to get their own fresh produce.

“It’s really important that we get healthy food to people,” said Cindy Taerud, Aptiv’s marketing and communications coordinator. “And this is a way that we can do that. And get fresh produce to people in the community that otherwise might not have an opportunity.”

The city started these gardens back in 2020.

Aptiv is just one of several locations with a vegetable garden throughout La Crosse.

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