(360) 221-6454 FoodBank@whidbey.com

Our garden program, Fresh Food on the Table, in which we have partnered with the South Whidbey School District and many agriculturists on Whidbey Island, has enabled us to serve more people with more and better food for less money.

 

Our own on-premises garden is a source of pride as well as healthy fruits and vegetables for our food bank. We harvested more than 5,00 pounds of fresh food last year. With the coming of our “Big Acre” joint venture with SWSD, we expect that amount to increase significantly with our 2017 harvest.

Our gardens have been a focus for hundreds of hardy volunteers who donate their time and boundless energy to help their neighbors by planting in Spring, weeding in Summer, and harvesting in Autumn. They’re rewarded with the satisfaction of a job well-done — and a picnic lunch!

Every Wednesday is Good Cheer garden day! Come help in the garden from 9 am – 4 pm. Picnic at noon. Work for as long or short as you’d like.

To volunteer on another day, or organize a special work party for your school, service learning program, family, business and any other group, contact Camille Green at: goodcheergarden@gmail.com.  We love organizing work parties!

Sharing your harvest: Do you have extra lettuce, squash, beans or other veggies and fruit that you want to share? The Food Bank needs them! Bring your harvest to the Food Bank anytime during opening hours. Thank you!

Garden supplies: Do you have extra hoses or garden tools that you don’t need anymore? We can use them! Please bring by the Food Bank, or come on Wednesdays to drop off. Please only equipment in good working condition. Thank you!

There are many ways to help the Good Cheer Garden:

Work parties: Every Wednesday is Good Cheer garden day! Come help in the garden from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Picnic at noon. Work for as long or short as you’d like.

To volunteer on another dayor organize a special work party for your school, service learning program, family, business and any other group, contact Camille Green at goodcheergarden@gmail.com. We love organizing work parties!

Sharing your harvest: Do you have extra lettuce, squash, beans or other veggies and fruit that you want to share? The Food Bank needs them! Bring your harvest to the Food Bank anytime during opening hours. Thank you!

Garden supplies: Do you have extra hoses or garden tools that you don’t need anymore? We can use them! Please bring by the Food Bank, or come on Wednesdays to drop off. Please only equipment in good working condition. Thank you!

For the latest garden updates as well as operational links, click on Good Cheer Garden Coordinator Camille Green’s blog at: http://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com