Box of Hope
You will receive a Box of Hope filled with fresh, delicious vegetables grown using organic methods. You will receive different vegetables depending on what is in season. Some of the items you may receive in your box are beets, broccoli, cabbage, collards, garlic, herbs, kale, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, and other surprises. Your box will be delivered to your home. Box of Hope deliveries are available to residents of Cortland, DeKalb, Genoa, Hinckley, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, Maple Park, Sycamore, and Waterman.
Our Box of Hope program is comprised of several components. DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) trains individuals with developmental disabilities in the horticultural and agricultural fields at our Walnut Grove Vocational Farm (WGVF) located in Kirkland. The farm is where the vegetables for our Boxes of Hope are grown, prepared and packaged by WGVF participants.
WGVF participants learn skills that will help them gain experience for employment and ensure a productive place for young adults with disabilities in the community.
Each growing season, DCCG, grows and distributes thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local individuals and families in need. Box of Hope subscribers provide revenue which goes to support DCCG's efforts to provide food in DeKalb County.