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Summer Box of Hope Subscription

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Every Box of Hope is filled with fresh, delicious vegetables grown using organic methods. Each week the vegetables in your box will vary depending on what is in season. Some items you will find in your box may include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, garlic, green beans, herbs, kale, peppers, tomatoes, and other surprises. Box of Hope home deliveries are available to residents of Cortland, DeKalb, Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, Maple Park, and Sycamore.

Summer boxes of hope run for 14 weeks, starting the week of June 27 and ending the week of September 26.

You can choose to have your box delivered to your home or to pick your box up from Walnut Grove Vocational Farm or in DeKalb.

Pick up is available at the Farm in Kirkland from 2 PM to 6 PM on Tuesdays, and in DeKalb from 4 PM to 6 PM on Tuesdays. Deliveries go out on Fridays between 2 PM and 5 PM. 

  • Weekly subscription -  14 boxes ($517.30 delivery/$489.30 pickup)

  • Biweekly subscription - 7 boxes ($258.65 delivery/$244.65 pickup)

  • Monthly subscription - 4 boxes ($147.80 delivery/$139.80 pickup)

Our Box of Hope service 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. To donate a Box of Hope, simply select "Please donate this box to a family in need" under the "This Box of Hope is for" field above.