Volunteers provide produce for food pantries

Pass It Along oversees two charity garden programs

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  • Pass It Along volunteers Adrianna Purcell and Emily Wetzel holding zucchini they just harvested at the Hardyston Charity Garden.



— Throughout the summer, Pass It Along volunteers have been busy overseeing two charity gardens that provide fresh produce to local food pantries - the Sunset Vista Garden in Lafayette and the Hardyston Charity Garden.

Volunteers at both sites have been working diligently to plant, water, weed and harvest a variety of vegetables that are later donated to individuals in the community who utilize the pantries to feed their families.

This effort has resulted in families having access to healthy, fresh grown vegetables to supplement the nonperishable food items they receive from the pantries. The program has helped to develop healthier, sustainable eating habits for those in need of assistance.

To date, the volunteers have harvested tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, green beans, peppers, lettuce, squash and cucumbers.

Anyone interested in volunteering in either of these programs can register at www.passitalong.org, contact Emily@passitalong.org or call the Pass It Along office for more information at 973-726-9777.

About Pass It Along
Pass It Along is a nonprofit organization serving the northern New Jersey counties of Sussex, Morris, Essex, and Warren. Since its inception in 2001, Pass It Along has been committed to helping teenagers become confident, resilient and compassionate through self-discovery, volunteerism and leadership. By participating in the Pass It Along program, teenagers gain a strong sense of self, learn about the positive effects of helping others and are equipped to avoid risky behaviors. For more information visit www.passitalong.org.

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