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.
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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