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Manna For Life Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen Garden

The Manna For Life Garden is a new garden project that will serve the Manna for Life soup kitchen and food pantry participants. New Leaf Foods, Inc. will work in collaboration with Manna For Life to install an urban garden behind the soup kitchen building that will serve as a demonstration garden to help teach individuals how to grow their own food to increase their food security and self sufficiency. The produce will be used to supplement the soup kitchen which has been serving over 100 people a day since 2007. Any surplus produce will be given to the food pantry which has been helping provide food for over 100 families weekly since 1998. The soup kitchen and pantry is located in a food desert within the city of Green Bay Wisconsin and serves a diverse multicultural and multi-generational low income families of Brown County. Manna For Life also includes a Job training component and the garden would add another opportunity for skills training. This project will include a plant & seed distribution program as well as a seed saving component to help provide home kitchen gardens to program participants. New Leaf Foods, Inc. will help to provide assistance with initiating and coordinating this project by providing expertise and training. The goal is for this project to become an integral part of this food bank program. The first phase of the garden plan will be to install 8 raised bed gardens and a vertical garden along the fence. The garden will improve the diets of participants by added much needed vegetables. It will also improve this blighted neighborhood by adding a lovely green space.

Where it's at:

1599 University Ave
Green Bay, WI 54302
United States

Garden type:

food bank garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1800

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

250

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
expert technical assistance
community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
gardening books
soil
compost
mulch
lumber
coldframe
watering hose
irrigation system
garden cart
compost bin
trellises

Project leaders:

Kim R. Diaz
Chad Clements

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606