We’re just finishing our second growing season during which we raised and donated over 17,000 pounds of organic produce (the equivalent of 14,000 meals) on about one-half acre of land.  This food has been delivered 3x/week to over 20 local organizational recipients including food banks, pantries, Head Start centers, low-income elderly housing complexes, school backpack programs, WIC programs, and community kitchens feeding thousands of local people. We partner with volunteers from the Merrymeeting Gleaners and Androscoggin Gleaners who help us harvest and distribute our produce to those most in need in Brunswick, Bath, Lisbon Falls, Lewiston, Harpswell, Woolwich, Phippsburg, Freeport, among others. Our produce is almost always delivered to its destination within an hour of harvest, so its recipients receive first-rate, high quality, organic produce – food that we believe everyone should be able to put on their family’s table, but is cost prohibitive for many. Kim Gates, Executive Director of the Bath Area Food Pantry, which serves people in one of our neediest communities, told us,

“What an amazing thing you have done for so many! To say my clients are blessed with your generous produce donations is an understatement!  I have a few families that ask for JUST produce because it is something they can not afford and the things we are getting from you and Growing to Give are beautiful. I love what we do in Bath for our food insecure families and individuals..and to have your fresh produce makes my job so much more rewarding!”