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Harvest for the Homeless

Harvest for the Homeless is a one-year ‘Plant to Plate’ community service programme - an inter-generational gardening and cooking project to help those in the areas homeless shelter and local soup kitchen.

CISV families of all ages and a number of community partners work in the garden from June through September, then prepare meals using the produce grown October through May, when local food pantries are no longer able to provide locally grow food to the shelters.

They grow crops that work best in hearty soups, and are easy to store. Participants of all ages gathered throughout the summer to volunteer in the garden, learning about sustainable agriculture together. Volunteers interested in preparing the produce into a vegetarian soup meet on a monthly basis throughout the winter to aid homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

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