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Year Founded:
2016
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Josh Gordon, Giving Gardens Manager
Main Address:
2850 W. 11 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

What We Do

Giving Gardens, a program of the Max M. Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, is an integral part of Yad Ezra’s food pantry. We strive to continue to meet the needs of Yad Ezra’s clients and improve their food security and quality of life. Giving Gardens programs educate our community about the concept of farm-to-table food and offer resources and opportunities to encourage people to eat more fresh produce and be more self-sufficient.

Giving Gardens includes the Giving Gardens’ Club, whose membership is a combination of Yad Ezra clients and local community members. The onsite greenhouse and gardens draw those who are curious about gardening and knowledgeable enthusiasts alike to Yad Ezra and the Gardens.

We also have a 6000 square foot garden on the nearby property owned by Our Lady of La Salette Church in Berkley, Michigan. The combined gardens have produced a significant amount of additional produce distributed annually to our clients. Additionally, our Giving Gardens volunteer base, which is a tremendous part of our operations and process, is an eclectic cross section of SE Michigan. Jewish Yad Ezra clients in their work alongside local community members and families with children, of different backgrounds.

Interesting Info

We grow produce to distribute to approximately 1100 families per month.
During the harvest season last year, every client food distribution included 1-2 servings of freshly grown produce for each person in the family.
To do our part chipping away at hunger in our community.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Giving Gardens
Repeats every week on Tuesday until Tue Nov 30 2021 except on Tue May 18 2021, Tue Sep 07 2021, Tue Sep 21 2021, and Tue Sep 28 2021.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Volunteer at Giving Gardens
Repeats every week on Sunday until Tue Nov 30 2021 except on Sun May 30 2021, Sun Jul 04 2021, Sun Sep 05 2021, and Sun Nov 28 2021.
Sunday, October 31st, 2021
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