Food Pantry Gardens Program

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday July 11th, Tim Hansel interviewed Josie Montanez-Tyler, Assistant Manager of Madison’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, and Tom Parslow, Volunteer Coordinator at Lacy Garden.

“We are volunteers (retirees, church and group groups, student and youth groups, families and/or individuals) making a difference by growing food for people who don’t have access to an adequate food supply. Mission: We help feed the hungry in the Madison (WI) area by
providing food pantries with fresh, nutritious vegetables. We annually raise about 100,000 lbs of produce in six gardens at five locations.
You are invited to be one of the volunteers who plant, weed, and harvest the seven acres we garden. Each hour of volunteer work results in 50 lbs of fresh produce. Three of the gardens are named after the owners who generously
provide the land.”

-Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens

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