Glensheen and Second Harvest Food Bank have been working together for 10 years to fight Hunger in the Northland.
Harvest season kicks off at Glensheen’s vegetable garden, where produce like tomatoes, squash and peppers are ready to be picked. The food grown in the garden is donated to Second Harvest so that the food bank can provide fresh produce to people in need.
"We give food to about 120 different non-profit food agencies, and this year we’re on track to about 5 and a half million pounds of food, about 27 percent of that food that we distribute is fresh produce," said Heather Murphy, the Food Resource Developer for Second Harvest.
On average, Glensheen’s gardens produce 2,000 pounds of produce each year.