Community garden gives 10% of production to local food bank

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Small food pantry had no source of fresh produce

When the Phoenixville Area Community Services shelter decided to open a food pantry, they had a difficult time obtaining fresh fruits and vegetables. While many food banks order these products from wholesalers, organizations with smaller budgets may not have the resources to purchase food.

Solution: Local community garden donates 10% of its production

Consistent with the biblical concept of the tithe, the church-affiliated St. John’s Community Garden convinced its 30 participants to donate ten percent of the production of their community plots to the Phoenixville Area Food Bank. During the growing months this provides all of the fresh produce necessary to stock the food bank, and at zero cost. In addition, knowing that a portion of their gardening efforts goes to help the needy, inspires

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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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