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Growing Food and Hope

Bringing New Life to Bonton, an Under-Served Community

The Challenge

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The Challenge

A food desert, a plot of land, and a commitment to bring change

Bonton is an isolated, disadvantaged community within the larger inner city of South Dallas. More than 40% of the Bonton population lives below the poverty line and 65% have failed to complete high school. Opportunities to advance in Bonton are rare and so is fresh, affordable, healthy food. Together, BrightView and its non-profit partners wanted to change that.


Creating an Environment Where Growth is Possible

Working alongside non-profits such as H.I.S. Bridge Builders and Reach4Hope, the BrightView team dug in, literally, transforming an empty lot into an urban farm where Bonton residents can grow their own food. The work didn't stop there. BrightView tree care and landscape maintenance teams donated their time, equipment and manpower to clean up and beautify public spaces. 

To help encourage Bonton youth to adopt a healthy lifestyle, BrightView donated hundreds of bicycles and is building a bike trail in the community. To promote job growth, BrightView and H.I.S. Bridge Builders initiated a job training and recruitment program where residents can build skills and gain employment. Throughout it all, BrightView is helping to create a more economically viable community, creating jobs and beautiful environments that build pride. 

The Outcome

Restoration at its Best

Hope is growing and opportunities are increasing in Bonton. It's an ongoing process and BrightView is committed to staying involved. As one resident said, "We dream of seeing restoration. We dream of seeing families restored and what I see in this community now and in this farm is that dream." 

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