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La Comunidad Hispana donates to Food Bank

11/06/2014 12:14AM ● By Lev

Two La Comunidad Hispana Community garden beds grew 182 pounds of food in connection with the Chester County Food Bank’s raised garden bed program.

LCH operated the garden beds between April 30 and Oct. 30 this year.

“Thanks to our volunteers and support from the Food Bank, we grew enough food to feed about 40 people for an entire day,” said Laura Milazzo Mackiewicz, LCH’s event and volunteer coordinator.

The crops included 51 banana peppers, 155 bell peppers, our heads of broccoli, 63 heads of lettuce, 108 radishes. 141 collard greens (about 14 large bunches), 240 tomatoes, basil and cilantro.

The beds were planted at the end of April outside the organization’s offices at

731 W. Cypress St.

Volunteers from all over the county have been constructing and tending to gardens. Their harvest is gathered and distributed to local food cupboards, where residents can get the food they need.