The Community Life Garden (CLG) Food Giving program serves as a resource to local food charities. The CLG Board of Directors recognizes the need to support these centers that help families with their food and nutritional needs.
The CLG Food Giving Program is using specific areas of our community garden to create produce to donate to local food charities. CLG Volunteer Events help build, maintain and harvest these areas.
The need for fresh food continues. For 2023, we have donated almost two tons of produce to local food charities.
The CLG Food Giving Program Includes:
Contributing to the food needs of the community by growing vegetables and fruits, that will help supplement the canned & packaged foods that are being distributed through local food distribution organizations near Community Life Garden. Our initial donations were small harvests, however, with volunteer and community support, our harvests continue to grow.
Providing opportunities for Volunteer groups (i.e. students, community service groups, businesses, and others), that help those in need in our community.
Adopting a plot to work on and grow produce for food charities. The groups develop their own schedule with gardening education and assistance from Master Gardeners and workshops.
Helping others to access and share in the growing experience. To reach out to those who might not be able to participate without our help.
The CLG Board of Directors continues to work in a collaborative effort with the organizations that distribute food, and to plan our plantings according to the culturally desired foods of our local communities.
The CLG Board of Directors continues to donate to those charities that do regular community food distributions. Having cold storage equipment also helps. Individual community gardeners also have the discretion to distribute their produce as they wish.
Individual and family garden plots will still be available. Volunteers will continue to be sought to assist with our garden growing efforts. Individuals, families and community groups are welcomed to adopt a garden plot.