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WCSO Work Program Garden Helps Feed Our Community

The WCSO Work Program Garden grows and delivers garden fresh vegetables to help feed some of the most needy in our community! Earlier this year Community Work Program Officers Tim Wolverton and Jason Polger, under the direction of WCSO Lt. Kurt Schiappacasse, helped develop a garden site on the WCSO Service Center property. Members of the community who posed no threat to others are assigned to the Work Program by the Courts and helped give back to the community by growing fresh vegetables.

The garden grew from empty boxes of overturned soil to the first radish held by Corrections Commander Eric Kunath. The first delivery of a small amount of vegetables went to the Grace Fellowship Food Pantry.

"We at the Bethesda and Grace Fellowship Food Pantries have the privilege of distributing to the Ypsilanti community, frozen meats, a variety of breads and canned goods. In addition to that, Food Gatherers provides a wonderful selection of fresh produce for our clients, based on availability. Last week, the Work Program added to our pantry giveaway beautiful peppers, both banana and hot, lots of green beans, cabbage, cauliflower, zucchini and a couple heads of lettuce. Our clients were so thankful for the large variety and having so much.  It supplied large families with enough to feed them for days. Thanks to the Work program for both the donation of fresh produce and for the hard work that they do each time they show up at our pantry, we couldn't do it without them!"  ~Patti Price, Pantry Director

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