The ZIP code in Southern Nevada with the most residents who are food insecure, according to Three Square food bank, also grows its solution — the Vegas Roots community garden.

An estimated 26.5 percent of residents living in the 89106 ZIP code are food insecure, which is linked to chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, according to a July USDA report.

The Vegas Roots community garden, 715 N. Tonopah Drive, was founded more than seven years ago after 5 acres of land was donated to Rosalind Brooks, the organization’s founder. Brooks hopes the garden will help people understand the link between diet and health, in addition to addressing food insecurity in Las Vegas.    > View the entire story