St Peter Food Pantry Garden
Our Food Pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to distribute food and give information to those in need. We are operated totally by volunteers in space donated by St. Peter Church. This pantry has been serving the Fox Valley for over 20 years. The pantry serves 275 families twice a month and the number climbs to 300-plus families during the holidays. Two bags containing about 25 lbs of food, cleaning products and personal hygiene items are distributed twice a month to each family. The families include about 350 children under 18, 300 elderly over 65, and 70 disabled persons.
The parish garden was established to support our food pantry with fresh produce. Our organic and eco-friendly garden is planted, cared for, and harvested by St. Peter parishioners. The produce is given to our St. Peter Community Food Pantry. In summer months, when the harvest is coming in more quickly, produce is also distributed to other local helping organizations. Currently, there are 8 full size beds and a mound of herbs that make up the garden. An estimated 600 pounds of food are harvested and donated annually. In addition to nutricious vegtables, herbs are distributed to help spice up tables while decreasing the burden on limited family budgets.
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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