Growing For Pantries: Fresh Food for All Workshop
From Karen Flotte, co-chair of Central Reform Congregation's Mitzvah Farm which donates all its produce to Trinity Episcopal Church's Food Pantry.
Growing for Pantries: Fresh Food for All is a new initiative inviting other churches and schools to consider addressing hunger in the St. Louis region by growing fresh produce for their nearest food pantry.
This free workshop is designed to bring together growers, potential growers food pantries and anyone passionate about healthy food access. The goal is to train growers in the art of partnering with food pantries with presentations by both growers and pantries, as well as Gateway Greening, on starting a garden and food safety standards.
Moderated networking will connect growers with their local pantries.
Opening the event is Bill McKelvey from the University of Missouri Extension Office who currently works on access to healthy foods for families who use food pantries.
- Sunday, October 7 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
- at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd. in St. Louis, 63108
- Please register at www.moenvironment.org/growingforpantries
- Free and open to the public