Share the Harvest

Gardeners committed to donating fresh produce to those in need!
In 2017, we surpassed the milestone of 200,000 pounds of fresh produce donated to Metrocrest Services food pantry!

Here’s how it all works…

  • Adopt a Plot Gardeners grow produce and harvest it fresh for the Metrocrest Services food pantry each week.
  • Produce is sorted, weighed and recorded at each garden.
  • Volunteers from Metrocrest pick up the harvest and take it to the food pantry, where it is distributed to families in need.
  • Extra produce is distributed to the Coppell Senior Center.
  • Basic Cooking Instructions for most of the vegetables are distributed with the produce at the food pantry.

Bountiful Harvests include vegetables and fruits that are…

  • Grown, harvested and donated year round in our north Texas climate.
  • Grown without chemicals purely for sharing food with others.
  • High in nutrition with minimal handling or transportation.
  • Diverse and include heirloom and heritage varieties.

This program’s goal is to donate food to the needy. All gardeners agree to donate at least 80% of their harvest each week. The majority of our harvest goes to Metrocrest Services food panty. Since our inception, we have donated over 200,000 pounds of fresh produce. We garden year round and keep track of our harvest each week. Our totals to date are :

Year Amount Cumulative
1998 2,000 lbs. —-
1999 8,000 lbs. 10,000 lbs.
2000 7,000 lbs. 17,000 lbs.
2001 4,600 lbs. 21,600 lbs.
2002 6,800 lbs. 28,400 lbs.
2003 12,275 lbs. 40,675 lbs.
2004 12,000 lbs. 52,675 lbs.
2005 11,912 lbs. 64,587 lbs.
2006 9,580 lbs. 74,167 lbs.
2007 10,336 lbs. 84,503 lbs.
2008 13,377 lbs. 97,880 lbs.
2009 14,433 lbs. 112,313 lbs.
2010 13,748 lbs. 126,061 lbs.
2011 11,325 lbs. 137,386 lbs.
2012 12,619 lbs. 150,005 lbs.
2013 11,459 lbs. 161,464 lbs.
2014 10,742 lbs. 172,206 lbs.
2015 13,653 lbs. 185,859 lbs.
2016 12,291 lbs. 198,150 lbs.
2017 YTD 10,400 lbs. 208,550 lbs.

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