Everyone Should Have Access to Healthy Food
Utilizing an Americorp/Arkansas Garden Corp grant, the Samaritan Garden was established in 2014 on the Rogers SCC site. Utilizing additional funding from local family and corporate foundations, we have expanded the garden to 15,000 square feet including a commercial greenhouse complete with a hydroponic growing system to produce lettuce year-round. The fresh produce harvested from Samaritan Garden is cooked and served in our cafés, and available to clients who shop our market food pantries in both Rogers and Springdale.
lbs of produce harvested and distributed through Samaritan Market & used in preparing Samaritan Café meals in 2020
HOW TO HELP
Our garden and volunteers need bagged peat, compost, soil, mulch, two-wheeled wheelbarrow, rakes, shovels, hand tools.
Donations may be dropped off at the SCC administrative offices
1211 West Hudson Road
M-TH 8:30am – 4:30pm & FR 8:30am – Noon
Samaritan Garden is always in need of volunteers – no gardening experience necessary and Monday-Wednesday or Fridays and Saturdays during the morning hours are available.
To volunteer in the garden email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“At the Samaritan Community Center, we believe that our client families should not just have access to food but it should be healthy food of high quality. Those living on fixed or limited incomes often have to purchase the least expensive food items they can find, and these food items are typically not fresh vegetables and fruit.”