PLANT a row at home, GROW veggies, then SHARE with the food pantry
Free vegetable seedlings are available to local gardeners to plant in their gardens through the Plant.Grow.Share. program. When the seedlings mature and begin to produce vegetables, growers are encouraged to donate a portion of their harvest to Interfaith Social Services, to be distributed to food pantry clients.
Interfaith’s 2020 plant distribution is Saturday, June 13, from 10a-noon at Interfaith’s offices (105 Adams St.). It will be a curbside distribution. Please drive up and stay in your vehicle.
The Plant.Grow.Share. program helps the community focus on not only feeding, but nourishing, our neighbors in need.
To set an example, each spring, volunteers plant a garden at our office in Quincy Center. Interfaith’s alleyway food pantry garden shows that healthy food can be grown virtually anywhere.
HOW TO HELP:
*Growing your own and have extras to share? Bring them by our food pantry (105 Adams St., Quincy – please drive around back) Monday-Friday between noon and 3pm, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 7pm.
*If you’re not able to grow your own produce, you can also purchase some from the supermarket or make a monetary donation. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods for you, but they are also the most expensive. Thank you!
“We are very pleased to be a part of Plant.Grow.Share,” said John Keohane, co-president for Keohane Funeral Homes. “Something as simple as people planting an extra row of vegetables in their gardens can make a huge difference for our local food pantries.”