Food Pantry Garden

The garden at Interfaith is growinSeedlingsg!  We expect to harvest peas, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and squash as the summer lazily moves on. Volunteers from Arbella Insurance planted the garden on June 5th with seedlings donated by Keohane Funeral homes. Each summer Keohane Funeral Home, Interfaith Social Services and the Weymouth Food Pantry team up for our Harvest Helpers program. We plant gardens, raise vegetables, distribute them through our food pantries and encourage our community to do the same.

Our garden here at 105 Adams Street in Quincy is a great place to bring your little children to see how their food grows.  Right now the squash have lovely orange blossoms. Stop by often, seeing them transform from leggy green plants to edible food is magical to grown-ups; imagine what it must be like for a child. It is wonderful to offer fresh, locally-grown veggies to our food pantry clients.

We have been able to keep up with watering the garden, thanks to Mother Nature and the wonderful volunteers here at Interfaith, but we will need more folks to help us keep the beds free from weeds and harvest the veggies as the season progresses. The garden is on the right side of our building between 105 Adams and 101 Adams Street. Stop by and check out the garden when you get a chance, or let us know if you would like to help (info@interfaithsocialservices.org), we would love to have you join our team.
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://interfaithsocialservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Karen-Ukraine.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Karen Ukraine is Interfaith Social Service’s Food Pantry Manager. She oversees the Pantry Shelf, Career Closet, Harvest Helpers and Learning Pantry programs. Stop by her office sometime and she’ll be happy to tell you all about her and her daughter’s pride and joy, their cute new puppy. [/author_info] [/author]

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