One of the major components of “Alternatives to Bridging the Gap” is The Garden, where young adults get to plan and implement a garden where the produce is donated to the Food Bank of NWI. The garden gives workers the value of hard work and being of service to others. They also gain the knowledge on how to plant and harvest produce so it can be donated to the Food Bank. The garden is over 5,000 square feet and includes potatoes, green beans, collards, tomatoes and squash.
With a garden of this size, Alternatives needed a place to store their large amount of garden equipment. With the 2017 program grant from Foundations of East Chicago (FEC), a shed was purchased.
Alternatives to Bridging the Gap is an FEC grantee. Learn more about this wonderful program by clicking here.