Garden of Health Food Bank Breaks Ground on New Produce Farm in Hatfield

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The land will enable the food bank to expand its production.

Garden of Health, Inc. Food Bank held its community groundbreaking ceremony for a new eight-acre fruit and vegetable farm on May 4 at 6 PM.

The land, donated by Hatfield Township and located at 500 Fairgrounds Road in Hatfield, will enable the food bank to expand its production and distribution of fresh produce to food pantries, low-income senior housing and community groups in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

The ceremony included the unveiling of the master plan, first dig, a special presentation by Hatfield Township Commissioners and State Representative Steve Malagari, and a $10,000 donation by the Harleysville Rotary Club.

“Garden of Health has done unbelievable work already and the excitement of what they are bringing to the township has spread to the entire town,” said Tom Zipfel, the President of the Hatfield Township Board of Commissioners.

The food bank will grow produce that will be donated to over 55 food pantries across Montgomery and Bucks counties.

“Last year, we distributed more than 1,000,000 servings of healthy food, distributing to over 55 food pantries and we also served over 300 families at our emergency pantry,” says Carol Bauer, the Founder of Garden of Health.

Volunteers and donors are the engine that fuels the farm, and Garden of Health invites individuals, employee outreach teams, schools, community, and faith-based organizations to be a part of this important local resource.

Learn how to volunteer and donate at Garden of Health.


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