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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Dan Chapman, 17, left, picks vegetables with the help of Danton Studer, 13, as he maintains four lots at the Grace Lutheran Church community gardens in Monroe. The garden is Chapmans Eagle Scout project and all produce is being donated to the Green County Inter-Church Food Pantry. Chapman has already put in around 100 hours, growing tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, eggplant and onions for the pantry with the help of other Scouts in Troop 101.
By Brian Graybgray@themonroetimes.comMONROE - People who have too many vegetables in their gardens, or anyone who wants to give away some vegetables, can give them to local food pantries.Maynard Heins, coordinator at the Green County Inter-Church Food Pantry, said the group will take vegetables until the growing season is over. All types of vegetables are accepted, he said. "They can't have any spoilage," he added.The food pantry in Monroe has taken fresh produce for the past five weeks, Heins said.Anyone who wants to donate vegetables can bring them to the food pantry, located at 1015 15th Ave., between 8 and 11 a.m. on Mondays.