Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of the UGC is to strengthen the local food system, improve access to healthy food, and empower folks to grow their own.
Our vision is to develop the community leaders and institutional structures necessary to provide a sustainable and timely response based in small-scale agricultural production to the incidence of poverty, food insecurity, and diet related disease in McLennan County
Our values include:
Since 2005, The UGC has placed the highest priority on garden programming in neighborhoods with poor access to healthy food markets and high rates of poverty. However, all people and organizations are eligible to receive assistance from and partner with the Coalition. As a coalition, the role of the UGC is to encourage and support partners and interested individuals to carry out identified objectives which relate to our mission – by providing support through shared resources of garden skills and knowledge. Our Coalition members, board of directors, and committee participants include a broad array of individuals from the greater Waco community.
We are a 501(c)3 incorporated nonprofit on record with the IRS, so all donations are tax deductible.