Food for Families - By the Numbers

GU’s Office of Sustainability garden provided oodles of fresh veggies for neighbors this summer.

September 04, 2020

The Office of Sustainability campus garden at Gonzaga has been sharing the harvest this summer:

  • 58 brown bags of lettuce to Spokane community schools
  • 14 brown bags of spinach to Spokane community schools
  • 10 brown bags of kale to Spokane community schools
  • 8 brown bags of snap peas to Spokane community schools
  • 12 quarts of plums to Logan Elementary
  • 40 carrots (3 big bunches) to L’Arche of Spokane
  • 8 quarts of plums to L’Arche of Spokane

And Sodexo’s Zag Dining has given away more than 917 pounds of hydroponic lettuce grown in the greenhouse at the Hemmingson Center at school-based distribution stations. There are about 3-4 heads per pound.

The food security program operated by Sodexo and Campus Kitchens provided 26,825 to-go meals through the end of August, thanks to funding support from a private donor, Innovia Foundation, the Emergency Food Shelter Program administered by United Way, Safeway/Albertson Foundation, Rotary 21 and more.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!