My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wagner Farm Arboretum Inc, Warren Township, NJ, USA
I was attracted to the Community Garden specifically because it included a Giving Garden. My husband and I started by 'adopting' one, then two plots, growing vegetables for several food banks. We have since become involved in the distribution of produce to four additional clients, including two soup kitchens in local urban communities. The numbers of people fed daily by these locations number in the hundreds.
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We have become friendly with the directors and chefs of these soup kitchens and food banks and have received much feedback regarding - e.g., how they used the tomatoes for salads and soups, how grateful they were for the hot peppers, how the okra is great for thickening the soups. They have also shared with us the increased demand, the closing of publicly funded food banks, and how the fresh produce helps them to provide varied, healthy meals.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Brought us into contact with the extensive poverty that exists within 20 miles of our affluent community
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Useful! Being able to provide healthy, fresh vegetables for people who usually get only canned, fattening, unhealthy food is very satisfying.
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