2018 – 1464.5 pounds in November
2017 – Over 3000 pounds
Even with a rainy start this spring UPCG looks to surpass its 1300 pounds of fresh organic produce harvested in 2018. Our UP partner Families Unlimited Network Food Bank provides produce to those in need – part of our mission as a nonprofit
With the rainy winter and spring 2017 seemed a slow start. On April 2nd we harvested over wintered kale and other greens. Lettuce, beets, carrots, broccoli, garlic, various squash, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, basil and pumpkins are planted, mulched and thriving.
Families Unlimited is located in the area behind the University Place Presbyterian church on 27th and Sunset. Enter on 27th and drive to the back of the parking lot. The best drop off times are Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning between 10:00am and 11:00am when FUN isn’t serving clients. You may also deliver on Tuesdays or Saturdays between 10:00am and noon. Someone is usually in the office by 10. If you deliver it off hours, leave it on one of the tables, and in all cases, if your produce came from UPCG, let them know and they will credit you (and us) for the donation! Thank you!
Food Bank Partner – Families Unlimited Network
UPCG donates generously to the Families Unlimited Network Food Bank. The original 12’x27’ plot designed in 2011 exclusively for raising produce for the food bank was augmented in 2015 with a 25’x50’ pumpkin, squash, and corn patch. Each year has seen an increase in the amount of produce donated. In the 2015 growing season, UPCG donated 3,028 pounds of produce.
Garden members who are interested in working the Food Bank plots help throughout the growing season with planting, weeding, watering and propping the plants. Other members choose to help with the harvest or add to the harvest by donating produce from their own plots. All efforts are appreciated and help UPCG give fresh produce to the Food Bank for their clients.
Hunger has many faces and stories. Supporting families and solving the food security crisis is part of what UPCG does.
Read Families Unlimited Impact Report.
Food Bank clients appreciate cilantro, beets, carrots, potatoes, greens, tomatoes, beans, squash, corn and of course pumpkins. Plant and donate.
Food Bank hours:
- Tuesdays 12 PM – 3 PM
- Thursdays 3:30 PM – 5 PM
- Saturdays 10 AM – 12 PM
UPCG Food Bank Plot and Harvest
Nuts and Bolts of Food Bank produce production and harvest.
The 25×50 community patch helped us bring in over 3000 pounds of produce for the Families Unlimited Network Food Bank Program in 2015.