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The week of April 16th, The GardenWorks Project began its Spring Donor Campaign, and we look to you to help us Fight Hunger from the Ground Up.  We received over 160 applications from families facing food insecurity, and while we'd like to build a garden for everyone that applies, we plan on building 90 home gardens this spring! Please look out for a mailing in April for more information and ways to support our efforts.  We believe that everyone deserves fresh produce, and our programs work to improve the access a​​nd availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to those in our communities and to our neighbors in need.  Please donate today.​​
Jeannie Iseman
Executive Director 

The GardenWorks Project will launch its 2nd Annual Hot Pepper Challenge at Blooming Fest from 9am - 3pm 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:

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