Community Story of the Week: Locals and students at EIU donate community garden produce to local food pantry
In Mattoon, IL., community members teamed up with Eastern Illinois University students to put an end to hunger in their community. Gardeners grow fresh produce, which is then donated to the Mattoon Community Food Center and the Charleston Area Churches Food Pantry every week. Last year alone over 2,400 pounds of produce were donated. The garden itself sits on three separate plots of land which are tended to year round. Check out the full article at the link below!