Georgia Bulletin

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  • Karen Miller, right, pulls out a box of watermelon as the Atlanta Community Food Bank driver and a volunteer look on. Miller, a volunteer with St. Ann Church’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, coordinates the food pantry and the parish garden. Nearly 4,400 pounds of produce was brought to the Marietta parish July 13. Another 14,000 pounds of produce was delivered July 1. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Volunteers Eleanor Dudek, left, and David Hom arrange boxes containing produce, butter, cheese, fruit, milk and diced chicken. The boxes were part of a 4,381-pound haul of produce and food dropped off by the Atlanta Community Food Bank July 13. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers from St. Ann Church, Marietta, remove boxes of produce from a pallet. It was part of the 4,381 pounds of produce, in addition to butter, cheese, diced chicken and milk delivered to the parish July 13. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Andy Lover, a St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteer from St. Ann Church, unloads some of the watermelons delivered to St. Ann Church on July 13. Lover is also a member of the Adult Mission Ministry, which helped build Frederic’s Farm, the parish community garden. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Frederic's Farm, is the St. Ann Church garden with four planters. They contain summer squash, zucchini, sweet bell peppers and hot peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and various herbs like basil, dill, oregano and thyme. The garden is named after St Vincent de Paul Society founder Frederic Ozanam. Items grown in the garden will be distributed to St. Vincent de Paul clients. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The planters and fence for Frederic’s Farm, the garden at St. Ann Church, Marietta, were built May 9, with help from the Adult Mission Ministry. Volunteers planted items in the garden May 27. Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette Father John Gabriel, left, blessed the garden June 12, as Joanne Simpson, parish worship and sacramental life coordinator, assisted. Photo By Karen Miller.
  • Missionary of Our Lady of La Salette Father John Gabriel, left, blesses the hands of Barb and Dave Smith. Dave is a member of the Adult Mission Ministry and he coordinated construction of the garden. Barb is one of the volunteers who helps with the garden. Photo By Karen Miller.

Karen Miller, right, pulls out a box of watermelon as the Atlanta Community Food Bank driver and a volunteer look on. Miller, a volunteer with St. Ann Church’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, coordinates the food pantry and the parish garden. Nearly 4,400 pounds of produce was brought to the Marietta parish July 13. Another 14,000 pounds of produce was delivered July 1. Photo By Michael Alexander


Marietta

St. Ann volunteers harvesting hope with community garden

Eyeing an empty plot on the St. Ann Church campus, SVdP food pantry leaders decided to break ground on a community garden. Although it was long a topic of conversation at the Marietta parish, it took the COVID-19 lockdown to make it happen.