Arizona Rotary Volunteers Work At UMOM’s Community Garden

Posted on April 8th, by lauraz in News. No Comments

Arizona Rotary volunteers planted watermelon.

Arizona Rotary volunteers planted watermelon.

Across the state Arizona Rotary clubs are sponsoring projects to fight hunger, build sustainable communities and alleviate homelessness. Several Tempe Rotary clubs have joined together with UMOM New Day Centers to build a sustainable community garden at the local family homeless shelter.

First started in 2011, the project provides fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of UMOM helping to build self-sufficiency and improve access to produce. UMOM is the largest family shelter in Arizona and supports more than 170 families every day.

This past weekend volunteers with community service organization Tempe South Rotary club planted peppers, squash, watermelon, zucchini, pumpkins and cucumbers and it is expected that the gardens will yield substantial food for the residents within a few months.

The garden was started with support from the Rotarian Action Group for the Alleviation of Hunger and Malnutrition.

For more information on how to volunteer click here.

Arizona Rotarian Jessica Dimino volunteers at the UMOM community garden

Arizona Rotarian Jessica Dimino volunteers at the UMOM community garden

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