Seed to Feed
Homegrown solutions to local hunger
Seed to Feed, a program of Church Community Services, works alongside the organization’s food pantry to address food insecurity in Elkhart County. Seed to Feed started in 2011 with two gardens and two cash crop fields, with the goal of providing fresh, local produce to food pantries in the area. In 2017 Seed to Feed shared 138,314 pounds of fresh produce to our pantry guests through our gardens and donations from local farmers.
Production Gardens: fully collaborate with Seed to Feed to create a garden plan for the purpose of growing produce for food pantries in Elkhart County.
Community Learning Gardens: collaborate with Seed to Feed to create a garden plan for educating our community in the art of growing produce and eating healthy, while also donating excess produce to Seed to Feed.
Partner Gardens: gardens which function as a separate entity by developing their own garden plan and providing their own resources for gardening, but donate excess produce to Seed to Feed.
Pigs for the Pantry
The new Pigs for the Pantry initiative is a Seed to Feed project that aims to provide pantry guests with much needed protein in their diets. A donation of $125 will supply 125 lbs of pork, or 665 USDA servings of ground pork, to those in need of protein in our community. To be involved, make checks payable to Church Community Services and note on the memo line “Pigs for the Pantry” OR donate now!
Questions about Seed to Feed? Contact:
Seed to Feed Coordinator: Morgan Short 574-295-3673 ext. 122, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Livestock Donations Contact Person: Keith Lambright (260) 336-6008
Crop Donations Contact Persons: Doug Thwaits (574) 238-039
Take a tour
Want to learn more about Seed to Feed or Church Community Services? Contact us to set up a tour! (574) 295-3673 ext. 122
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