Garden seeks volunteers
This growing season has been off to a great start for Ozarks Food Harvest’s Full Circle Gardens program. So far, Glean Team volunteers have harvested 2,010 pounds of produce from Ozarks Food Harvest’s garden, and nearly 1,900 pounds of produce from Second Baptist’s Victory Garden.
The Food Bank’s garden is growing potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, a variety of peppers, beets, green beans, squash, zucchini, onions, celery and carrots.
“Getting a jump on our growing season this winter has given us a big head start over last season,” said Christy Claybaker, community engagement coordinator at Ozarks Food Harvest.
Most of the produce is being distributed to Northview and South Side senior centers, as well as Harmony House. Any extra produce is being brought to Ozarks Food Harvest’s warehouse to be distributed to its network of 270 hunger-relief organizations.
More volunteers are needed to keep up with the demand in these gardens. Sign-up today at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer.
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