For Feed Fannin volunteers, the garden is the heart and soul of our organization. In 2009, when Barbara Ferer had a vision of Feed Fannin, she gathered some friends, they found some land and they started to grow food to feed the hungry. Feed Fannin has grown since then but the garden still defines who we are and what we are about.
Kathy Beck, Feed Fannin’s garden coordinator, has set some big goals for this year’s garden at the Ada Street Farm. Even though last year was a difficult growing year, the garden managed to yield 8,966 pounds of produce for the Family Connection Food Pantry. This year the goal of the garden volunteers is to reach the magic 10,000 pound mark.
Feed Fannin continues to partner with Faith Presbyterian Church and Cherry Log Christian Church to grow food for the food pantry. We encourage other organizations to garden on behalf of Feed Fannin and donate their produce to the food pantry. Our “Grow a Row” initiative encourages gardeners to grow a extra row of vegetables for the food pantry.
There are few things more rewarding than harvesting produce that you’ve helped to grow. Be a garden volunteer. Come grow with us.
Learn more: Volunteer in the Garden