The McMinnville Community Garden @ The Salvation Army, 1950 S.W. Second St., McMinnville, is starting a new spring fundraising campaign in seeking local businesses and/or individuals to sponsor a Food Pantry row for $50 per row.
In 2010, Community Garden volunteers donated more than 2,500 hours and grew more than 5,000 pounds of fresh produce for local families and other food share organizations in Yamhill County on the plot of land next to the Salvation Army building. There are approximately 40 Food Pantry rows in the garden available for sponsorship. Food grown in these rows goes directly into the Salvation Army’s Food Pantry, which feeds needy families in our communities.
The Community Garden Steering Committee is seeking those interested in sponsoring a row for $50 to send a check to The Salvation Army, 1950 S.W. Second St., McMinnville, OR 97128. Food Pantry row sponsorships will help garden volunteers fund the work of the garden, from purchasing supplies and tools, paying for water and possibly making more expensive purchases, such as buying a new tiller. A tax-deductible donation will help feed those in need in Yamhill County.
For more information, contact Community Garden Publicity Coordinator Dean Rhodes at 503-883-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Fundraising Coordinator Amy Desmond at 503-857-0881.