Jul 29, 2022

Harvest against Hunger 2022

Fall Fundraiser

everyone deserves fresh produce

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

Every year, The GardenWorks Project holds a fall fundraiser, Harvest against Hunger. For the past two years, we have held the event virtually, and still had great success, selling out of tickets both years. We are delighted to celebrate this year with an in-person event at the College of DuPage, with virtual components for those that choose to participate remotely.


This year’s Harvest against Hunger will highlight the great work and innovation of our local food system and our diverse community of clients. Attendees will enjoy locally sourced food and drinks, garden tours, live music, and a farm share box as a parting gift. The theme and programming are consistent with our mission to promote organic suburban agriculture, and our desire to engage with the greater community to build support and awareness.

Event highlights will include:

  • A three-hour, interactive event at Waterleaf Restaurant with food, tours, take-home gift boxes, and approximately 150 guests and participants
  • A creatively curated meal featuring local produce, prepared by the COD Culinary and Hospitality team and inspired by favorite recipes of GardenWorks clients, featuring small plates, herbal cocktails/mocktails, and craft brews
  • Live cooking demonstrations of GardenWorks recipes in the incredible COD Culinary kitchens
  • A celebration of the GardenWorks Project’s spring and summer season through impact stories, videos, presentations, and the first ever GardenWorks Cookbook with treasured recipes from our community of food growers.

We rely on this fundraiser to maintain our programs and operations through the close of the year. Together we can improve the health and wellness of our residents and our environment.

Our network of 250+ volunteers and our 2,000+ follower base will be invited to attend this special annual event. We hope you will join us in the fight against food insecurity, and celebrate the hard work of our food growers as well as those working to improve the local food economy within our region. We hope to see you there, and stay tuned via our e-newsletter for more information and for our Eventbrite page.


To a generous harvest,


Jeannie Iseman, Executive Director

The GardenWorks Project