Food should be a matter of conscience, not a matter of money

Access to high-quality nutrition for everyone is a cornerstone of a caring community. Many seniors have to make the decision between food or their medicine. Hundreds of kids in our school system qualify for free or reduced breakfast or lunch programs. Have you ever wondered what they eat during the summer when there is no school

Summer is the time of abundance. Don’t let our kids and seniors go hungry.

What is Produce For Pantries?

Here’s how you can help:

Maintain a raised bed on your property

These can be placed anywhere, even on a parking lot. All they need is 6 or more hours of sunlight per day, a little water, and an hour per week to weed and maintain it. These gardens will produce pounds of high-quality, nutritious food for you, your family, and your community.

Plant a row for us

Planting a row for us in your plot is a way current gardeners can help feed those in need. All you have to do is plant an extra row for us in your garden this year.

Plant a garden for us

If you have a spot in your backyard where you always wanted to start a garden, now is the time! Let Cornerstone For Hope help you get started: We’ll supply you with the all the materials for a raised bed garden, provide seeds and bedding plants, and provide information on getting started. All we ask in return is that you donate your surplus produce to a local food pantry.

Think outside the box

If you don’t have space at home, talk to your church. Imagine if every church in the county had its Sunday School class plant and maintain one raised bed garden. The food produced can be donated to fellow church members or dropped it off at a senior center or the local pantry.

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