This is a three minute clip from an episode of TrustDale TV. The clip stars four of our garden members: Tracy, Ann, Sally, and Don, and highlights our food pantry initiative.
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Malachi’s food pantry, where we donate produce weekly, needs school supplies for the children they serve.
Essentials currently needed:
- red pencils
- pocket folders
- 1 inch 3 ring binders
No donation is too small. $1 will buy a pack of pencils. $5 will buy a folder for each class. $15 will buy a backpack. $50 will provide a child with a fully-stocked backpack.
HOW TO DONATE:
- Credit card: Click the donate tab and then click the donate button. Enter your credit card info securely, and be sure to type “school supplies” in the notes box.
- Check: Write a check to Dunwoody Community Garden and mail it to Angela Minyard, PO Box 88535, Dunwoody, GA 30356. Be sure to write “school supplies” on the memo line.
- In-Kind: Drop off school supplies to Malachi’s food pantry at St. Patrick’s Church on North Peachtree Rd. on any Wednesday between 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
Monetary donations will be used by a garden volunteer to purchase needed supplies and then the volunteer will deliver them to Malachi’s. If you’d like to help, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our garden’s goal is to donate a ton of fresh produce to Malachi’s food pantry this year. If you have extra produce from your home garden or community garden plot, please let us know!
This week we donated 58 pounds to the food pantry.
Donations came from the home gardens of Scott and Mary, Joe, Sally and Van, and Stacey; from the community garden beds of Ashley, Ann, and Lisa; from our dedicated food pantry beds; and from the Georgetown Community Garden, the newest volunteer-run community garden in the City of Dunwoody.
This week’s donated value: $287.50
We’ve donated 318 pounds of organically-grown local produce so far this year. We have provided a donated value just shy of $2,000.
Our garden helps support Malachi’s Storehouse, a food pantry located at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church across from Brook Run Park. Our conservative goal? Donate at least 20 percent of our garden’s total harvest to the food pantry. Our ambitious goal? Donate ONE TON. Achieving this goal is actually possible if we reach beyond our fence and into our community. Click here for more info about the Ton for Hunger iniative. Spread the word! Click here for our garden’s long-term donation goals.
Our garden’s current food pantry projects include:
- Six team-tended plots
- Two club-tended plots
- Two potato bins
- One strawberry bed
- Two herb planters
Want to contribute? Here are some options:
- Donate the excess harvest from your personal plot or home garden to the food pantry. Email us for drop-off information.
- Join the food pantry team and help maintain our charitable garden projects. See below for details.
- Volunteer at Malachi’s storehouse on Wednesday afternoons, which is when they distribute food to economically stressed families. They could use a couple extra people each Wednesday for two hour shifts between 2:30 pm and 6:16 pm. (Choose any two hour stretch of time that works for you.) Contact Mr. Rene Herrera, who manages Wednesday operations, at 678-773-4075 if you’d like to help.
After our garden opened in September of last year, we were able to grow, harvest, and donate approximately thirty large salads and a handful of root crops in a few short and chilly weeks. Now that spring is popping open blossoms and warming the soil, we’re excited to resume our weekly contributions to the pantry and working towards our long term donation goals. We made our first donation of the year today, so we’re already six family-sized salads closer to ONE TON!
Ways to Get Involved with Team Food Pantry: (Contact Pattie Baker, the team leader, to participate.)
- Choose one of the six food pantry beds to mulch once a month.
- Help harvest Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am.
- Bring donated food home to wash, package, and then deliver to the pantry by 3:00 pm on Wednesdays.
- Help separate seedlings whenever you have spare time. (The radishes need thinning now!)