Harvest Against Hunger event raises funds for food-insecure families

Submitted by Jeannie Iseman
Posted9/12/2018 9:09 PM
  • "Harvest Against Hunger"

    "Harvest Against Hunger" Courtesy of The GardenWorks Project

The GardenWorks Project invites the community to its annual fundraiser, "Harvest Against Hunger," at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

The 501(c)3 nonprofit is working to reduce hunger in the western Chicago area by providing families in need the resources to grow food at home.

The event will celebrate the season's harvest for The GardenWorks Project.

"We built 94 new home vegetable gardens for food insecure families this spring, providing 369 individuals access to a home vegetable garden. Hunger can isolate and shame, and our programs try to bring dignity and empowerment back to the family's table through nutrition promotion and access to healthy food," said Jeannie Iseman, executive director of The GardenWorks Project.

"Harvest Against Hunger will highlight not only the organization's successes, but also celebrate the harvest with seasonal food and drink created by COD's highly regarded culinary and mixology team," Iseman said.

The event will also provide guests the opportunity to tour community gardens that The GardenWorks Project helped support in 2017, enjoy a creative menu highlighting produce from Mighty Greens Farm in Elburn, live music, and exciting raffle items.

Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will support programs that help fight hunger in our neighborhoods.

For more information on tickets or sponsorship of the event, visit www.gardenworksproject.org.

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