With a total of $ 30,000 from the Bank of America over a three-year period, Big Bend Food Bank’s longtime partner, Lot B Community Community Garden, will reopen on September 8, 2021.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicki Fried will join the second harvest of the planned ribbon-cutting ceremony in Montcelo at Lot Lot Community Park, 39th Avenue, starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will meet with representatives of the Bank of America.
The Bank of America is proud to partner with Big Bend for the second harvest to promote Lot’s Community Garden Program. For a time, Lot provided nutritious food for our needy neighbors. Expanding that program in a new classroom will let people know where our food comes from, how it grows and how it benefits healthy bodies. It is another important step in the fight against hunger in our society, ”said David Yaulz Jr., president of the Bank of America.
Lot’s Community Garden was first built in In 2012, in collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a growing crop of green and potato crops, planted, protected and harvested by the Second Farm and Lot Community Volunteers, is growing each year. Food has been made available to Food Bank partners to distribute produce back to the second harvest at a new hot end.
In the last nine years, Lot Community Park has produced more than, 104,905 worth of fresh produce for the second harvest. This could not be the case with Edwin Lot and Lot’s family, who donated their 11 acres[11 ha]of land near Monteselo.
“With this generous support from the Bank of America, we are delighted to be able to continue our long-term partnership with the Lot community, and we are pleased that this program has expanded not only to include more fresh produce for Food Bank, but also new community education opportunities,” said Monique Van, Second Harvest Executive. Pelt.
For more information and to learn how to help, please visit FightingHunger.org.
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