Over the past 10 years, Food4Families has created over 25 school and community food-growing gardens in Reading, involving thousands of people in growing fresh, healthy produce.
As a result of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Food4Families has identified a need to increase local food growing to provide fresh food to vulnerable people in the community. Food4Families is looking for volunteers to make a difference by growing and distributing fresh produce.
Volunteers will work alongside Food4Families garden tutors to grow fruit and vegetables at our community gardens to help us expand production to meet demand. Gardening experience is not essential as training will be provided. The project will initially run from now until the end of the growing season, around the end of October.
There will be opportunities to learn gardening skills and useful experience through the project along with benefiting your own health and wellbeing by being outdoors in your local community garden.