Volunteer sought to help start Princeville garden

Volunteers with garden expertise, shovels and starter plants are welcome to join the Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club and the Church of the Pacific in starting a new vegetable garden at the church’s property at 9 a.m., Saturday.

The garden will be located at the intersection of Kuhio Highway and Kapaka Street in Princeville with the fresh produce being used to supply the Church of the Pacific’s Food Pantry operation, states a release from the Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club.

The Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club is spearheading this project under a grant program sponsored by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

On completion of the project, the Weinberg Foundation will award a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit designee selected by the Lions Club.

The Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club has chosen the Church of the Pacific’s Food Pantry program to be recipient of this grant, providing a two-fold benefit for people needing help from the church’s Food Pantry program.

“The pantry will be receiving a new source of fresh produce as well as additional funding to purchase food,” said John Gordon in a release. “Clearly, a win-win for all!”

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation provides support for programs, services and projects that assist Hawai‘i’s poor.

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