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, schools 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 Str for passerbys to take.
In 2020, the RVACG donated 740 lbs of produce including various varieties of potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini.
In 2020, the RVACG also donated and delivered produce to several shut-ins in Spring Green.
Our Area Food Pantries
The Gardens provide produce to the following locations as the harvest allows:
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: 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.