Our farming season is wrapping up…
…and it’s been another bountiful year! From May to November we have had nearly one thousand individual volunteers devote more than 3,813 hours to our Farming & Gleaning Program. This includes growing food at the 78th Street Heritage Farm as well as gleaning excess produce at local farms and farmers markets.
This summer and fall we grew squash, zucchini, melons, eggplants, turnips, radishes, beets, red and Walla Walla onions, corn, and carrots. We also had a field dedicated to growing winter squash, which will help us keep fresh produce going out to the community all year long.
Thanks to the dedicated work of our volunteers, we have been able to grow 105,805 pounds of locally-grown fresh produce, and glean an additional 19,715 pounds.—the equivalent of 104,600 meals-worth of food for hungry people in Clark County, with even more to come before winter sets in!
What's Happening at the Food Bank?
As we move into Fall, things around Clark County Food Bank get pretty busy! Major holidays and school officially starting up means there is a lot to look forward to. Whether you need service opportunities, want to attend a family-fun event, or feel passionate about hosting a food drive at your organization, Clark County Food Bank has something for you to get involved in. Explore our calendar of events, to learn more!
Clark County Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider