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Pumpkin Patch

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the pumpkin patch a success. We could not do this without the volunteers that run the patch and supporters like you who come to buy pumpkins!

The pumpkin patch is done for 2023, but it won't be long before spring comes and we're planning for the next one. If you love the patch, consider getting more involved next year. Our core team is small, but mighty. We would love to see more faces to help with publicity, scheduling volunteers and more. Please reach out via the Saint Mark's contact info or find us on facebook.

The mission of the St. Mark’s Pumpkin patch is to provide financial support to People Helping People Burlington Food Pantry through the sale of pumpkins throughout the month of October. We do this on a collaborative basis, encouraging other organizations in the area to volunteer as teams to participate in this effort. Our mission benefits the local Burlington population that are experiencing food insecurity and Navajo reservations in New Mexico where the pumpkins are grown. Additionally, we aim to create enjoyable experiences for our pumpkin shoppers and volunteer teams to help the local community and make a positive impact in the world.

Each Year, during the month of October, we create a pumpkin patch on our lawn. We sell pumpkins and gourds, have raffles, games and picture taking. Many churches, service organizations, business, and other volunteers help with the selling.

All of the profits from the sale of pumpkins are given to the People Helping People Food Pantry in order to support the town food pantry. The pumpkins are sent to us on a “consignment basis” meaning we do not pay for all the pumpkins, just the ones we sell and we do not have to pay anything upfront. These pumpkins are grown on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico which provides jobs for Native Americans. 

If you are a church, service organization, or business, and would like to help us sell pumpkins to raise money for People Helping People, please give us a call or send us an email. 

​PHP serves over 100 families weekly and have seen an increase since SNAP benefits has decreased. They continue to support the Covenant for Basic Needs through Youth and Family Services and served 140 Thanksgiving meals in 2022. They also provided gifts for over 200 Burlington children during the 2022 holiday season.

Please help us help People Helping People.

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