|County: Worcester County||Wave Participation: 1, 2|
|LGU: University of Maryland Eastern Shore||LGU Type: 1890|
|Community Density: Rural||Tribal: no|
|Coalition: Corner Sanctuary aka Pocomoke Community Garden||Youth Led: No|
Pocomoke is a small town located on Maryland’s eastern shore. It is approximately 35 miles from the resort town of Ocean City, MD and about a 2.5-hour drive from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. It has a population of about 4,160. Pocomoke is a quiet family-oriented community located on the coast of Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The city rests against one of its greatest attributes, the banks of the Pocomoke River which is one of the top scenic rivers in America. Pocomoke has a family-oriented community and vibrant parks. Children can easily walk or ride their bikes to schools, boasting numerous state championship sports and after-school programs. The Pocomoke health council has identified physical inactivity as a potential goal for change.
|Healthy eating and food security||Mental and behavioral health|
|Physical activity||Physical environment|
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Community gardening (Corner Sanctuary aka Pocomoke Community Garden) that offers additional food sources to Pocomoke community members.
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The community garden in Pocomoke distributed its harvested fruits and vegetables to families impacted economically by COVID-19. The youth led the food distribution and identification of families in their communities to help.
|People in coalition: 8||Adult volunteers: 15|
|Youth volunteers: 4|
|Adults that started MV Training: 0||Adults that completed MV Training: 0|
|Youth that started MV Training: 0||Youth that completed MV Training: 0|
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