Fresh, local produce for Napa Valley Food Banks
CanDo CanGrow had its beginning at the 2014 Napa Food Day, when some CanDo volunteers and members of Napa County Master Gardeners realized that there is a need for more fresh produce at our Napa Valley Food Banks. On land donated by the Napa community Garden, during 2014 a core group of 5-6 CanDo volunteers and Master Gardeners grew and donated 1,533 pounds of fresh summer vegetables for the Emergency Food Pantry on Yajome Street.
During the 2015 growing season, both the garden space and the cadre of volunteers grew. Students from the Napa County Office of Education schools, their staff, and a committed group of 10-12 volunteers worked in the garden twice a week, yielding almost 2,000 pounds of fresh, local, organic veggies for the Pantry.
Please go to the Napa Valley Food Bank website for information about location and hours of your nearest Emergency Food Pantry, where you can drop off your donations.