Summer Harvest for Kids: Food Group Hoop House

June 01, 2017 05:56 PM

Volunteers are working hard planting peppers and tomatoes in the hoop house for the Food Group. 



They use the hoop house to extend the growing season into October and November.


Last year, they grew 5,000 pounds of food on the farm and in the hoop house.


All that food goes to food shelves, giving those in need better access to healthy food.


Volunteers from across the area help keep the gardens growing.


"We have group volunteers from schools and religious institutions, a variety of local organizations as well as just interested people to volunteer on the farm or in our warehouse, " said Sal Daggett from MN GreenCorps. 


You can help the Food Group without even getting your hands dirty. Our summer harvest for kids campaign is June 8.


We're trying to raise $150,000 for the Food Group and three other organizations that help feed hungry kids during the summer.


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