Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team had another successful growing season this year.
Thanks to the continued hard work from volunteers, 29,633 pounds of locally-grown produce was harvested. The Plant a Row for the Hungry initiative also brought in 20,916 pounds of fresh produce, leaving the Full Circle Gardens program total at 50,549 pounds this season. Ozarks Food Harvest could not have done it without the help from compassionate volunteers and partners!
The Food Bank would like to give a special thanks Second Baptist Church’s Victory Garden for growing 35,615 pounds this year to support several area nonprofits. Food Bank staff appreciate their dedication to feeding the hungry.
Ozarks Food Harvest would also like to thank Ozarks Natural Foods, MU Extension, Westlake Ace Hardware, Grow Well Missouri, Harvest on Wheels, Steinert’s Greenhouse and Nursery, Schaffitzel’s Flowers and Greenhouses, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Disney, Fassnight Creek Farm, 3M, Campbell’s Farm, Springfield Greene County Health Department, Springfield Community Gardens and Johnny’s Selected Seeds.
“We had an incredible growing season at our home garden and so have our amazing partners. Together we’ve been able to garden smarter and more efficiently, getting more fresh produce out to folks who need it,” said Alexa Poindexter, Full Circle Gardens coordinator. “We’re excited to aim even higher in 2018.”