Planting Seeds of Hope: The GardenWorks Project
June 3, 2017, Naperville Community TV Channel 17

Open house for garden resource center in West Chicago

January 19, 2017, Daily Herald

GardenWorks Project to open new resource center in West Chicago

January 13, 2017, Suburban Life

New resource center opens in West Chicago for families in need
November 18, 2016, Daily Herald

The Grove Foundation gives funding, visibility for local organizations
October 7, 2016 Suburban Life

The GardenWorks Project plants 100th home vegetable garden
May 26, 2016 Suburban Life

Planting the Seeds of Hope

March 27, 2015, Naperville Community TV 17

The Pollination Project Grant Announcement
March 5, 2013

Interview with Tina Koral, founder of Illinois-based The GardenWorks Project
Food Tank, December 21, 2013

GardenWorks helps needy families grow produce
Daily Herald, June 19, 2013

Local groups provide fresh vegetables to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
My Suburban Life/Glen Ellyn News, May 22, 2013

GardenWorks DuPage: Passion Becoming Advocacy, Handpicked Nation, March 29, 2013

Green Gleanings, HandsOn Suburban Chicago blog, January 23, 2013

Glen Ellyn's Tina Koral Launches GardenWorks to Help Families in Need, Glen Ellyn Patch, January 23, 2013

Glen Ellyn landscape designer provides vegetable gardens to families in need
My Suburban Life/Glen Ellyn News, January 9, 2013

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While DuPage County is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the nation, with a median income of over $77,000, there are still residents who cannot afford even the most basic human need - food. According to the West Suburban Community Pantry, "Over 95,000 people in DuPage County go to bed hungry every night. Of those, over 45,000 are children." Over 45,000 are children.

We believe that everyone deserves healthy, organic food, not just those who have the means to afford it. For more information on poverty in DuPage County, visit:

Food Bank Study 2014: 9.7% Kane County Residents At Risk of Hunger
Kane County Connects, October 1, 2014

Study: Poverty Skyrockets in Chicago Suburbs 
Progress Illinois, September 6, 2013

Important Facts About Poverty and Homelessness in DuPage County 
Bridge Communities, Last Accessed September 1, 2013

More poor in US suburbs than cities, report says 
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2013
DuPage's Low-Income Population Grows 
Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2012

DuPage County Faces Rising Child Poverty 
Chicago Tribune Local, March 1, 2011

DuPage County Community Needs Assessment
DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, November 19, 2010
 Poverty Increases in DuPage County
Northern Illinois University, September 19, 2010
Elmhurst in Depth: Poverty in DuPage
Elmhurst College, Spring 2010