Volunteer with our Food Pantry Garden Program

UVLT’s food pantry gardens produce fruits and vegetables for distribution to hunger relief programs throughout the Upper Valley. In 2021, we grew more than 2.5 tons of food that provided  22,000 servings of healthy produce for people in need.

Brookmead Food Pantry Garden -Norwich, VT

The one-acre Brookmead garden is located at 701 Turnpike Road in Norwich, VT. We grow a variety of mainly winter storage crops that are donated to Willing Hands. Community work days at the Brookmead garden are generally Tuesday evenings from 3 – 7pm during the growing season, but are subject to some change and variation. Volunteers help with all aspects of garden work under the supervision of UVLT staff, including: soil preparation; planting; weeding; watering; and, harvesting.

Up on the Hill Food Pantry Garden – Charlestown, NH

The 5,000 square foot “no till” garden plot at Up on the Hill is now in its second year, and is growing a variety of spring, summer, and fall veggies for the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Community volunteer work days are typically Thursdays from 3 – 7pm during the growing season, but are subject to some change and variation. Volunteers help with all aspects of garden work under the supervision of UVLT staff, including: soil preparation; planting; weeding; watering; and, harvesting.





Thank You to Our Partners:

Willing Hands

Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

With generous funding from:

Norwich Women’s Club

Norwich Lions Club

Adimab

NH Charitable Grant

Farm Way

Feed and Supply

High Mowing Seeds

Harvest Roundup at Food Pantry Gardens

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Fall is officially here, and with its arrival comes the impending final harvest, and wrap up of our 2022 Food Pantry Garden season. Each year we are grateful for the many volunteers who commit their time, energy, and skill, to help prepare, plant, and harvest food for our neighbors in need.

Brookmead Potato Harvest with Willing Hands

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Join UVLT for the annual potato harvest with Willing Hands…

In the Dirt at the Brookmead Garden

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Yesterday we pulled black the plastic that has been protecting…