Green Bay food pantry uses hydroponics to provide fresh produce

Green Bay food pantry uses hydroponics to provide fresh produce

GREEN BAY (WLUK) — A local pantry is using hydroponics to provide the freshest food possible for families in need.

The Presbyterian Food Pantry of Green Bay​ purchased a ForkFarms hydroponic system to grow fresh produce.

On Monday, it was providing pesticide-free and herbicide-free lettuce to the pantry guests.

Mary Ginnebaugh, president of Presbyterian Food Pantry of Green Bay says it’s important to have fresh produce available.

“This is super important because it’s so minimally handled, it’s extremely fresh, it’s very nutritious and our pantry’s really striving to provide some very nutritious food for the clients that come and in this community that we serve,” Ginnebaugh said.

Ginnebaugh encourages the community to support their local pantries that continue to provide food to those in need during this uncertain time. She says a simple way to show support is through ​Amazon Smile.​ By signing up, a 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases goes to the charity of your choice.

The Presbyterian Food Pantry of Green Bay is a listed charity on Amazon Smile.

The pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon, on the second and fourth Tuesday each month.

Each year the pantry serves between 7,000 to 8,000 people.

Originally Published by: FOX 11 News on April 27, 2020 | Article Link

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