Help Grow Vegetables for our Food Pantry
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
3 people are interested
As part of our efforts to feed the hungry, we maintain a vegetable garden on-site that provides fresh vegetables to distribute through our food pantry to the homeless and needy. We need caring volunteers who enjoy gardening and outdoor work to help us with garden preparation, planting, maintenance and (the payoff) harvesting produce. All of the produce is distributed through the pantry and provides a welcome supplement to the canned and packaged goods our clients receive.
Training and guidance provided.
Our garden is managed by a professional gardener from the Illinois Agricultural Extension Service, so curious volunteers can get free advice and have all of their own gardening questions answered.
Some lifting and moving involved.
Days and hours are flexible during the growing season, roughly from May to October. We'll work with your schedule.
Help us help the needy.
1717 E. Rand Rd.Des Plaines, IL 60016
- People 55+
- Must be at least 14
- Minimum of 2 hours per week.