PLANT a row at home, GROW veggies, then SHARE with the food pantry
Are you a home gardener with a green thumb? Plant a few extra vegetable plants this season in order to provide fresh produce to your neighbors in need! Our Plant.Grow.Share. program encourages local individuals and organizations to donate a portion of their harvest to Interfaith's food pantry.
When available, free vegetable seedlings are also available to local gardeners in the spring as part of the program.
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 from Quincy Girl Scouts plant a garden at our office in Quincy. Interfaith’s alleyway food pantry garden shows that healthy food can be grown virtually anywhere.
We're grateful to the many local organizations that plant gardens and bring fresh produce to the food pantry all summer long. A few of these include: Quincy Police Department, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Milton Community Garden, Hough's Neck Congregational Church and St. Agatha's Parish. Thank you!
Keohane Funeral Homes generously donates the seedlings needed for these programs. Vegetable gardens are also planted at Keohane Funeral Home locations in Quincy and South Weymouth.
“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.”
Workshops & seedling distribution:
Gardening Workshop #1
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 6:30PM
Hingham Public Library
66 Leavitt St., Hingham
Gardening Workshop #2
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 6:30PM
46 Broad St., Weymouth
Gardening Workshop #3
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 12:30PM
The Kennedy Center
440 E. Squantum St., Quincy
Free seedlings will be available at all workshops.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or 1-800-KEOHANE with the location where you would like to attend.
Produce donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry during these hours:
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 12:30-3:30pm, and Tuesdays 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!