Rooted in Community
Cultivating a Community of Gardens
With roots stemming from the Gleaning Program in 1997, our Raised Bed Garden Program was adopted by the Food Bank in 2009 with six partner garden sites. The program has since guided the growth of over 100 gardens hosted at schools, food cupboards and social service agencies. Our partners collectively grow 40,000 pounds of vegetables annually for our network of food cupboards and meal sites. We are grateful for all the volunteers and garden coordinators who tend the gardens from planting to harvest!
We provide growing education, thousands of seedlings, and building support to over 70 active garden partner sites. We prioritize gardens frequented by those at risk of food insecurity and work to uplift community gardens to promote equitable access. See a map of our gardens here.
Become a Partner Garden
We provide growing education, thousands of seedlings, and construction support to our partner sites. We prioritize gardens frequented by those at risk of food insecurity and work to uplift community gardens to promote equitable access. As a garden partner site of CCFB, we provide consultations for site selection and building, material sourcing support, on-site “build day” support, seeds and seedlings, continual mentoring and information, and educational workshops.
Partners maintain the gardens, utilize produce for onsite programs and donate excess produce to the Food Bank or their local food cupboard. Organizations that directly engage food insecure households are encouraged to apply here. See program overview here.
Grow with Us
We welcome home gardeners to grow and donate produce to your local food cupboard. Please review our best practices for harvesting and donating produce. Please only donate quality produce you would eat yourself. Avoid donating bruised. or overly mature veggies – no giant zucchini, please!