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CSW: Community Gardens Feeding the Hungry

June 12th By Alan Salganik

Taking Care of the Community Garden

Community Story of the Week: 6/12/2013

In Mattoon, IL., community members teamed up with Eastern Illinois University students to put an end to hunger in their community. Gardeners grow fresh produce, which is then donated to the Mattoon Community Food Center and the Charleston Area Churches Food Pantry every week. The garden itself sits on three separate plots of land which are tended to year round.

Rachel Fisher, director of the Student Community Service Office, stated that, “The sole purpose is to help the community and give back.” And give back they did, as 2,400 pounds of fresh produce, including tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, onions, pumpkins and gourds were donated to the local food pantries last year alone. Check out the full article here.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below! If you have, or are starting your own community garden, start fundraising for it today.

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