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West Broad St. YMCA breaks ground on new projects

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Ground was broken on Wednesday for a shade house in the community garden at the West broad Street YMCA.

The shade house is just one part of a broader initiative to establish a health food resource center on the west side of Savannah. The addition to the garden will allow for year-round production. In addition, the YMCA's kitchen will be expanded.

"[These additions are] not only for our children, but for our families in this surrounding hub," said Executive Director Zadonna Slay. "What we are looking to do is meet the individuals and the families where they are to give them access to healthy living options, healthy environment, and that you have options besides junk food to live a meaningful life."

The new shade house was made possible through the Growing Edge Community Collaboration, a 14-agency nonprofit cooperative.  

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