As part of the Food Bank’s new Milford campus, we plan to create a 3+/- acre Hunger Relief Garden. The new garden will provide an opportunity for us to grow food for our neighbors in need, while also providing educational opportunities to our community. Produce grown will be distributed onsite at the Healthy Pantry Center and through community partners.
Partnerships with the Delaware Veterans Home and the Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club will be established to provide educational and volunteer opportunities to the residents of the veteran’s home and students who participate in Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club programming. A memorial will be built in the garden to honor our Veterans.
In addition, the new garden will enhance the learning experience for the culinary program. Fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in the garden can be incorporated into lesson plans, catering opportunities for the community, featured in the new on-site cafe and more.