For decades, the Faith & Grace Garden has been growing food to feed our neighbors. We are strictly a “food pantry garden,” donating fresh vegetables and fruit to the Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Eddie Davis Community Center and the food distribution program at Trinity Methodist Church.
This garden is also a place we welcome our community to join us to achieve our goal. Volunteers are retirees, church groups, civic groups, students, neighbors and other people who want to enjoy fresh air and sunshine while helping other people. Volunteers help with planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and delivering to the food pantries. There is little down-time in the garden, so we can always use the help!
Volunteer times in the garden are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. To sign-up, go here.
There are also opportunities to volunteer in the garden by appointment. Contact Mark Marshall at 988-5381 or email@example.com or Tim Goldman at 745-9842 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a convenient time.
We ask that volunteers coming to the garden observe the CDC’s guidelines, Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including frequent handwashing, and avoiding direct physical exchanges with other gardeners. Most importantly, if you are feeling ill, have family members or friends who are ill, have been to a location where COVID-19 is prevalent, or are at-risk or immunocompromised, please refrain from volunteering in the garden.
As always, volunteers should dress for the weather, wear hard soled shoes, and bring garden gloves if you have them. Gloves are also available at the garden if you do not have them.
If you cannot volunteer your time, consider a financial donation to continue this important work. Send your check to St. Timothy’s, 1020 24th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50266. Please note Faith & Grace Garden in the memo line.
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