an outreach of HOPE's Food Pantry
HOPE is blessed to be supported by two Community Gardens. First United Methodist Church (FUMCO) and St. Albans, both located in Oviedo, provide fresh vegetables to HOPE's Community Food Pantry throughout the year. HOPE's clients are now receiving healthy eating options, in addition to the non-perishable items that is given through HOPE's food pantry each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
In 2012, HOPE received it's first Agricultural Grant, which allowed the gardens to expand and provide more wonderful healthy veggies to our clients. We have received, tomatoes, peas, green beans, collards, kale, squash, zucchini, and this year the crop also includes watermelon and corn!
HOPE's Community Food Pantry is currently serving 280 families per week, which equates to over 600 individuals in our community. This does not include the number of children registered through our Kids of HOPE program.
HELP OUR GARDENS GROW:
Volunteers of all ages can take part in weeding, planting, and harvesting crops throughout the year. Contact one of our Master gardeners at a location that works best for you and check back on HOPE's calendar for scheduled planting dates:
Both Community Gardens are located in Oviedo.
To help at St. Albans Garden please contact: email@example.com.
To help at First United Methodist Church please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPE's Gardening Calendar - COMING SOON!
Have your own garden? Feel free to drop off any fruits and vegetables to HOPE's pantry at day during the week (except Sunday). Thank you!
For more information about volunteering at HOPE contact Karol at Volunteer@hopehelps.org
For more information about our Community Food Pantry contact David at FoodPantry@hopehelps.org
Click here to download a pdf of our feature in Oviedo-Winter Springs Life!