Cultivating and delivering fresh produce to area food pantries and other institutions.
The RVACG has established the Community Food Pantry Garden to increase accessibility to fresh produce. The Garden cultivates, harvests, and distributes produce within the River Valley School District to our area's food pantries, and and other local institutions.
Gardeners are encouraged to donate any excess produce from their gardens to area food pantries, instead of composting or trashing crop remnants. Gardeners are encouraged to put excess produce in the kiosk on Westmor St for passerbys to take.
In 2022, the Gardens donated 896 lbs of produce to the Food Pantry. We also supplied veggies to the Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care in Spring Green and the free kiosk on Westmor St. Donated produce included
In 2021, the RVACG donated over 1300 lbs of produce including various varieties of potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini. An unknown amount of veggies was also delivered to The Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care in Spring Green.
In 2020, the RVACG donated 740 lbs of produce including various varieties of potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini. Produce was also delivered to several shut-ins in Spring Green.
Our Area Food Pantries
Food pantires located within the RV School District include:
1. Arena Community Pantry Site of Operation: Arena Village Hall Address: 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin 53503 Distribution: Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
2. Community Food Pantry of Spring Green Site of Operation: Spring Green Community Church Address: 151 E. Bossard Street, Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588 Distribution: Third Monday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Produce Donations: Produce may be donated at any time, from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m., on the day of distribution. Website: www.communityfoodpantryofspringgreen.org
3. Lone Rock Community Food Pantry Site of Operation: Former Lone Rock Elementary School Address: 222 W. Pearl Street, Lone Rock, Wisconsin 53556 Distribution: Second Monday of every month, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
4. Plain Community Food Pantry Site of Operation: 1310 Main St. Plain, Wisconsin 53577 Opened Nov. 2021