Organic Gardening

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The High Plains Food Bank and garden is an amazing agency that provides meals to thousands of people around the panhandle as well as throughout the world. They also provide programs that teach people about how to get the nutrition they need to lead healthy lifestyles. They offer classes over the basics of nutrition, cooking with what you have, buying on a budget, and on organic gardening as well. Which are all reasons why I have been very excited to help and to learn about everything that The High Plains Food Bank and Garden has to offer to everyone throughout the panhandle. The High Plains Food Bank and garden exists in order to help relieve hunger throughout the panhandle. They do that in many ways which ranges from delivering foods to 29 different countries, which they delivered 6.2 million pounds of shelf-stable and fresh foods to. They also distribute through over 165 agencies that work together with The High Plains Food Bank to locate needs throughout their communities. Many stores such as Amarillo National Executive Dining Room, Big Lots Stores, Cal-Main Foods, Inc., Cargill Cattle Feeders' Dalhart, Texas, Coca Cola, Dalhart Processing, Donut Stop, Hilmar Cheese, J & T Distributing, JBS Swift Meat Co., McCarty Hull Co., Olive Garden Restaurant, Panhandle Salvage, Papa John's Pizza, Pepperidge Farms/ Tony Weir, Pepsi Bottling Company, Plains Dairy, Red Lobster Restaurant, Scholotsky's Deli, Starbucks Coffee, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Tyson, Villa Pizza, and Village Cafe/Bakery all help by donating supplies for the food bank and garden. Many people combine in order to run The High Plains Food Bank and garden like Zack Wilson who is the Executive Director, Leigh Fuller is the Director of the Kids Café, Kenneth Poole is the food procurement Coordinator, Maribel Sotelo is the Kids Café Coordinator, and Cara Young is the Garden Project Manager. Volunteer opportunities can be from Monday-Friday 9-12:00pm and 1pm-4:30pm and Saturday from 9am-12noon...
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