Gardeners In Community Development
A Dallas Area Community Gardening Program
GICD Donations to Food Pantries
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR HARVESTING AND GARDEN WORKDAYS
We can always use an extra hand or two with harvesting and getting produce delivered to local food pantries. These donations help alleviate hunger for families that have lost jobs, for seniors and children, and for neighborhood residents that are struggling in these hard times.
Most of the families that have garden plots come from needy neighborhoods, and see community gardening as a way for people to work together to help each other. They grow food for themselves and for others. They help train and educate families and children that come to participate and learn. These community gardens are vital to building strong revitalized communities that can tackle issues like hunger and poverty together.
-- every Sunday at 4 pm
Our Saviour Community
Garden -- every Tuesday at 9:30 am
Live Oak Communiy
-- every Wednesday at 10:00 am
If you would like to help pick and transport produce to food pantries please contact GICD.
To get notification of workdays at various community gardens, which always include "hands-on training" sessions, please send a request to be on the "Email List of Activities" to GICD. Also go to GICD's website and check our Calendar (http:\\www.gardendallas.org).
Vegetables Donated to Food Pantries
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Please contact GICD to volunteer for harvest times, or to schedule helping out on Saturdays. Individuals, groups, and families are welcome.
Pounds Donated by Year
Total donated by GICD gardeners (through
2012)= 66,118 lb
What we grow and donate:
GICD gardeners donate produce to pantries that do a great service to the community. Use the contact information below to find out more about these organizations, and how you can help out, or receive assistance. We encourage all gardeners to grow extra and to donate fresh produce to a food pantry nearby.
Buckner Crisis Relief Center, 5405 Shoe Dr., Mesquite, TX
Network of Community Ministries, 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson, TX 75081-4029. www.thenetwork.org
Methodism's Breadbasket, Foundry Methodist Church (ground floor), 6211 East Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75223 214 214-280-3714
Pathway of Life Church,
8510 Military Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75227. 214-275-7284.
Pleasant Grove Food Pantry, 1331 Baywood St, Dallas 75217. 214-505-1928. pleasantgrovefoodpantry.org/
Vickery Meadow Neighborhood Alliance, 8448 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75231. 214-821-5775.
To find a food pantry near you please contact:
North Texas Food Bank, 4500
S. Cockrell Hill Road
Delivering okra, greens and loofah squash to the Richardson Network pantry, summer 2003.
Community and backyard gardens can grow a lot of food, and make a significant impact on local food security.
We need help: Would you like to volunteer to help with picking and transporting produce to food pantries and food banks? Donation Project volunteers can email GICD.
Weighing a tub full of greens at the Southeast Dallas Emergency Food Center
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