Sandburg Community Garden Awarded Hy-Vee One Step Grant

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, June 5, 2017 3:37 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College Community Garden has been awarded $1,000 through Hy-Vee’s One Step Community Garden Grant program.

Grants are awarded to organizations whose core focus teaches those in need about health and nutrition through the process of planting, tending and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables. Grants can be used for program materials such as seeds, plants and supplies or general operating support for garden upgrades.

Started in 2011 and run entirely by volunteers, the Sandburg Community Garden annually provides thousands of pounds of fresh produce that is donated to local food pantries and families in need. Last year, the garden produced 3,972 pounds of food behind a combined 743 hours of volunteer work. Like the garden’s Facebook page at

For more information about the garden or to inquire about becoming a volunteer, contact Mary Robson at 309.368.3681 or


Hy-Vee One Step Grant donation

Galesburg Hy-Vee stores presented the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden $1,000 through its One Step Community Garden Grant program. At the check presentation were (L-R): Jeremy Hayes, store director, Galesburg Hy-Vee (Henderson Street); Mary Robson, Sandburg Community Garden; Stephanie Hilten, director of advancement, Carl Sandburg College Foundation; Lauren Williams, Galesburg Hy-Vee RD/LDN; and Sue Indelicato, Sandburg Community Garden.

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