Mission: The Giving Gardens program aims to promote and support efforts to maintain gardens in Portage County. The produce harvested from these gardens is donated to local food distribution centers in order to increase food
security and provide healthy meal options for economically disadvantaged citizens.
Gardens are led by: Taylor Christainsen and Jill Sanders as well as numerous volunteers!
Currently, there are 16 giving gardens in Portage County.
The Giving Gardens program relies on your donations of time and resources to make fresh, local food available to the people who need it most.
Are you interested in getting involved? Here are some ways you can help:
- Donate garden supplies (e.g., seeds, plants, compost, tools, gloves, etc)
- Volunteer at a garden
- Wash and distribute produce to a donation site
- Contribute land/space for a garden
Your donations of tools or time will go a long way!
If you’re interested in volunteering with Giving Gardens or would like more information about the project please contact the Giving Gardens Manager, Taylor Christiansen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And find us on Facebook!
Food Donations can be taken to: You may make donations of food and produce at one of the following food distribution centers in Portage County:
Family Crisis Center 1616 W River Dr
Lincoln Center 1519 Water St.
Operation Bootstrap 5000 Heffron
Salvation Army 1600 Briggs
Interfaith Food Pantry 2820 Post Rd, Plover 715-347-2689
St. Vincent Thrift Store 21224 Rice St Stevens Point