Community Garden donates bounty to rescue mission
At Long Beach Community Garden, known for its stunningly high yields, all gardeners dedicate 10% of their harvest to one of five local charitable organizations.
Other community gardens also donate to food banks, but at Long Beach the giving seems to be on an entirely different level. The biggest recipient is the Long Beach Rescue Mission, which provides three meals a day to 250 people.
“They’ll take everything we can give them,” says Tracy Frate, head of the garden's food bank committee. “Winter is our best season. We have 300 plots and so we get 300 different versions of things. We just went through a season when we got every type of cabbage known to man. We used it all.”
Photo credits: Ann Summa