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A message from Jeannie Iseman, Executive Director

Dear supporters,
I am excited to share news about our upcoming fundraiser, Harvest against Hunger, on Saturday, September 29th at 5 o'clock at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. We are grateful for partners like College of DuPage that have graciously offered to host our venue this year, we will gather to enjoy a creative menu prepared by the Culinary Department using fresh and local produce from Mighty Greens Farm (Elburn, IL), along with a handcrafted signature cocktails. There will be music, raffles, and best of all, garden tours conducted by the Horticulture and Sustainable Urban Agriculture Programs at COD to highlight the incredible work they are doing. 
Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds will support The GardenWorks Project in providing services to families facing food insecurity in the west Chicago suburbs. Spaces are limited, so purchase your tickets today, and be sure to spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

The GardenWorks Project launched its 2nd Annual Hot Pepper Challenge at Blooming Fest on May 19 in West Chicago. The Hot Pepper Challenge will run through September 30, 2018 and brings attention to food insecurity in DuPage.

“Not having enough food to feed your families is a problem for many DuPage families, and it’s uncomfortable,” said Amy Hebert, who volunteers on The GardenWorks Project’s board of directors. “With the Hot Pepper Challenge, we can feel a fraction of the discomfort that these families feel in an effort to raise awareness and fundraise so that GardenWorks can continue to provide hungry families with the supplies needed to grow food at home.”

If you want to join the 2nd Annual GardenWorks Project Hot Pepper Challenge, just video yourself eating a hot pepper, share it on social media using the hashtag #gardenworkshpc, and challenge friends to participate or donate to The GardenWorks Project at:

Check out videos from last years participants. 

 We can't do this without your help. Click here to watch our 2018 video and help us fight hunger from the ground up.