Clark County Food Bank Garden for the Community


The Clark County Food Bank exists to alleviate hunger and its root causes in Clark County. The food bank's Farming and Gleaning Program fits that mission by increasing the amount of fresh, nutritious food distributed through 34 partner agencies across Clark County. The program localizes emergency food supply and engages and educates the community through volunteer opportunities.

The Clark County Food Bank has been farming at 78th Street Heritage Farm since 2009, growing miles of carrots and maintaining a vegetable garden with the help of volunteers. Activities range from planting to weeding and harvesting, depending on the season.

2016 Program Results
  • Volunteers: Almost 7,300 who donated nearly 18,000 hours
  • Acres: 8
  • Donations by pounds: Churches in Partnership, 8,378; Clark County Food Bank, 76,400

The acreage is maintained by the Clark County Food Bank, Churches in Partnership, Larch Corrections Center and community volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities

Who: You are invited to join us as often as you like. If you have a group of eight or more, please call first to assure there is enough work for everyone.

What: Primarily weeding through July. Major harvesting activities such as digging, topping and washing produce begin in August.

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to noon, beginning in mid-June and continuing through the harvest in November.

Please contact the Clark County Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator at 360.693.0939 or