While the temperatures don’t quite feel like fall yet, Delaware’s summer growing season is winding down.
Volunteers from JPMorgan Chase spent the summer tending to an on-site garden at three Chase campuses in Delaware. To date, the volunteers have harvested more than 720 pounds of fresh produce says volunteer Leepika Dhillon.
Earlier this spring, volunteers built raised bed gardens for the project. All of the supplies for the garden project were generously purchased by Chase!
From planting to weeding, to watering and harvesting, the volunteers have donated a variety of fresh produce including greens, peppers, cucumbers and more.
Fresh produce donations to the Food Bank of Delaware are critical to ensure that low-income families receive the nutrition they need for a healthy lifestyle. Far too many individuals utilizing the emergency food system suffer from health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Stocking our pantry partners with fresh foods helps to alleviate some of the symptoms related to these diet-related health concerns.
“We are thankful to the committed group of volunteers from Chase,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “We love it when community groups think outside the box to identify ways to help feed more Delawareans. Ensuring that families served by our network of Hunger Relief Programs have access to fresh, nutritious foods is so important to all of us at the Food Bank of Delaware. We hope that more businesses will be inspired by Chase’s commitment to gardening and will plan to have their own on-site gardens next season!”