The goal of our garden is to promote gardening as a healthy and sustainable eating option for both our staff and clients.
A Garden with Roots
Our first community garden was located in NeighborWorks (2015).
The South Texas Food Bank was one of the first non-profit organizations in Laredo to embrace and implement the then-novel idea of an urban community garden back in 2014.
Through the years, Food Bank's Community Garden has taken many forms, has changed size and layout, and even location! However, the one thing that remains the same is the warmth and excitement that this natural project creates amongst the staff, volunteers and supporters!
Currently, our community garden is at the heart of our facility - right in between our main office and our volunteer center.
The flowerbeds have become a popular feature of our facility that provides an inviting green space to both staff and volunteers in which to relax and witness the wonders of nature take place. But perhaps most importantly is what the community garden stands for: a promise for better, greener, and healthier future for our South Texas communities.
The purpose of the garden is to promote: collaboration, sustainability, and health amongst all.
A Garden that Gives Back
All produce grown on this garden goes back to the community in the form of distribution or used in the meals cooked for the children feeding sites at our very own Scratch Kitchen.
This is why it is our hope that with the help of the community and supporters, we will be able to create and maintain a beautiful green space in a place like The South Texas Food Bank that means so much to so many people!
Be part of this special community project!
Planting is under way at the South Texas Food Bank as our community garden returns this year!
We will soon upload a list of the different vegetables and cooking herbs that we are planting this season.
If you would like to get involved, you can do so by volunteering or donating!
To volunteer or to donate, please send our project leader a message to the email address below.
We look forward to having you be a part of this very special community project!
For more information:
Tel: (956) 726-3120 Ext. 107