chose us to be a non-profit that they wanted to assist with a building project
that their own people do. So, they built
twelve raised beds over a two-day period at the end of July for our Harmar
Community Garden. That’s wonderful, because we have Bermuda Grass there, which
is very invasive. For the two years we
had gardening in the ground, that was just a real issue for our gardeners to
have to cope with.”
of Hope also helps prepare and serve hot meals to people in the community, and
Kumpf says they’re looking to expand that program.
have many days of a month that there are no free meals available. So, what we are doing is finding available
kitchens in the community. Whether those
kitchens are in churches or non-profit buildings, we are looking for kitchens
where we can have teams of volunteers come in and prepare and then serve those
meals for folks.”
says a unique aspect for Harvest of Hope is that they grow a percentage of the
food they provide to others, with gardens in Marietta, Belpre and New Matamoras.
gardened by individuals, 75 percent of whom are low-income. If they have extra produce, they donate to
our truck which comes by, or they donate to agencies within their community
that serve those low-income people.”
Kumpf says they are looking for people to help deliver food to locations
throughout the county.
truck is not a large truck. It does not
require a CDL. You would be required to
go out with an experienced driver to show you the workings of the truck as well
as running to pick up food and delivering it.
If you would be interested in being part of a team that would be
available to go out once a month – especially to drive the truck, we would be
most happy to hear from you.”
more information about Washington County Harvest of Hope or to volunteer, call
Karen Kumpf at (740) 706-1244, or email email@example.com