Earthkeeping – Orchard Gardens

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Food Bank Donations


Every week during the late spring and summer, volunteers from our garden take food grown in the garden to the local food bank run by Hopelink in Bellevue. A few dedicated gardeners share all the produce grown on their plots with the food bank, while the rest of us send our excess. The clients at the food bank love fresh produce, and we gardeners like thinking about how others will enjoy what we’ve grown. My cucumber plants have been so prolific that for several weeks I have had a bag of cucumbers to send while still having plenty for my family to eat. (And a cucumber salad to take to every picnic I’ve gone to.). Our tally so far this year has been 625 pounds. We have a board in our kiosk which tracks our total.



2 thoughts on “Food Bank Donations

  1. Thanks Ingrid. Nice article. Jan

  2. Very cool!

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