The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank knows how expensive it is to buy food, especially produce. We also know that because of this too many low-income families resort to fast food and prepackaged choices that are high in fat and low in nutritional value. The Food Bank tackles this problem in an innovative way.
Community Garden Program
The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank community garden , along with 5 other gardens, provides fresh, healthy vegetables throughout the growing season, increasing the quantity and nutrition of food provided to families in need. The Community Garden program provides a local supply of healthy produce throughout the growing season.
We have developed the gardens using a variety of different methods at partner agency sites and on the front lawn of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. In the 2012 growing season, these gardens produced more than 1,500 pounds of fresh produce that were distributed and used within our community.
A variety of produce is planted in order to not only increase availability, but to also increase awareness about the ease of growing and utilizing fresh produce in daily meals.
We offer a variety of workshops and volunteer opportunities to promote gardening and assist individuals with growing produce, including hands-on learning at the Food Bank.
For more information contact:
Food Sourcing & Inventory Manager
(540) 371-7666 ext. 132