|Greater Chicago Food Depository staff and volunteers harvesting sweet corn in Marengo, Ill.|
Dressed in jeans, t-shirts and baseball caps, the group fanned out into the field. Row by row they picked the corn cobs off the stalks. The work is hard but the reward is great. So far this year, Food Depository volunteers and community members have harvested more than 127,000 pounds of sweet corn. One more corn harvest is scheduled for August 25 and the squash harvest is planned for this fall. Email Eoin Dillion if you would like to volunteer.
|Jim Origer of Shorewood Property Investments came up with the idea of planting corn on the donated acreage a few years ago.|
|Volunteers sorting and packing the harvested corn at the Food Depository warehouse.|
To volunteer at an upcoming Food Depository corn or squash harvest, contact Eoin Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-843-7285.