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Garden Volunteers Needed - No Experience Necessary

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ORGANIZATION: FOX VALLEY FOOD FOR HEALTH

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Do you love to garden or are you interested in learning more about organic gardening? Food for Health cooks hundreds of organic, nutrient-rich meals every week. These meals are then supplied to our clients and their families while they go through cancer treatment.

During the summer months, we take a break in the kitchen to grow our own organic produce and we love lots of help. We garden on the Mooseheart School property off Route 31. Whether you are an adult or a teen looking for a way to give back to your community, we hope you'll contact us for more information.

Find out more on our website: https://fvffh.org/volunteer/our-garden-program/

Adult Volunteer Application: https://foxvalleyfoodforhealth.org/volunteer/adult-volunteer/
Teen Volunteer Application: https://foxvalleyfoodforhealth.org/volunteer/teen-volunteers/

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About FOX VALLEY FOOD FOR HEALTH

Location:

Box 532, GENEVA, IL 60134, US

Mission Statement

Fox Valley Food For Health’s mission is to promote a nutrition focused community through teen education and serving those struggling with a health crisis.

Description

Cooking Caring Compassion Community

Founded in 2012 Fox Valley Food for Health teaches teens to grow organic produce and prepare healthy, beautiful meals that are delivered to patients dealing with serious illness, and their families. The program is unique in that four separate groups are brought together to create a healthier more connected community:

Patients and their families receive three to four healthy nutritious complete dinners, flavorful soups, a hearty salad and a healthy dessert weekly for 12 weeks without charge.

Caregivers have more time to focus on the emotional and practical needs of their family.

Teens receive focused training in cooking and gardening from mentors, many who are formally trained.

Adult volunteers gain a wonderful sense of fulfillment giving back to the community and fighting back against a disease that has affected so many.

Fox Valley Food for Health we know every bite needs to count! That’s why we prepare and deliver nutritious meals that enhance and support healing and better recovery outcomes.

Our meals not only support healing during crisis, but also aid our families in adopting good nutrition practices with whole foods that improve health and disease prevention.

To learn more about us, please watch our video... https://vimeo.com/260358032

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Health & Medicine
Community, Environment, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

S Lincolnway StreetMooseheart, IL 60539

(41.82564,-88.33121)
 

SKILLS

  • Nutrition
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • 1 - 2 hours per week

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