Up from the Earth is a voluntary system for connecting home gardeners who plant, grow, and share produce to people in need. The program encourages home gardeners to "grow an extra row". Volunteers distribute excess fruits and veggies to those in need through existing food pantries.
Produce is taken from the designated collection sites to local food pantries who have storage to distribute it to their clients.
To date, almost 30 local churches and organizations have helped close the gap between fresh garden produce and tables of those in neighborhoods considered Food Deserts..
Each collection site has appointed a Garden Produce Coordinator to be a point person. The GPC works with gardeners to collect and deliver produce to local pantries for families in need.
Up From The Earth is thrilled to report that after six growing seasons a total of over 130,000 pounds have been collected. That is equivalent to 390,000 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables have been shared with those in need in our community.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
Follow this link to sign up and help. (Link will take you to SignUpGenius in a separate window.) Someone will be in touch.
Please call to confirm drop-off time.
Each location has their own schedule.
2700 Leech Avenue (712-274-1610)
1735 Morningside Ave (712-276-3452)
700 S Martha (712-26-2551)
3204 S Lakeport (712-276-1125)
2910 Leech Avenue (712-276-3395)
2032 S Cypress (712-276-2667)
2039 S St Aubin (712-276-3456)
5200 Glen Ave (712-276-3452)
3601 Dakota Avenue, So. Sioux City (402-494-5461) (Office)
2120 Dakota Ave. So Sioux City (402-494-8212)
1505 Broadway, Dakota City (402-987-2140)
Salem Lutheran Church
1753 G Avenue (Hwy 35 West) Dakota City (402-987-3582)
2003 A Street, So. Sioux City (402-494-4138) (office)
1523 Locust, Dakota City (402-987-3562)
3939 Cheyenne Blvd (712-239-3942)
2508 Jackson Street (712-258-3116)
3002 Jackson Street (712-277-2949)
Indian Hills Shopping Center (712-541-8020)
Westside and Midtown Locations
2300 W 19th Street (712-525-0323)
401 9th Street (712-258-7239)
608 Nebraska St. (712-255-8919)
1313 11th Street (712-255-9741)
2410 West First St. (712-259-3090)
1817 Riverside Blvd. (712-233-1491)
1415 Villa Avenue (712-255-8836)
1014 Nebraska St. (712-279-6119)
406 12th Street (712-258-0141)
1122 Jackson St. (712-258-0519)