Preparation for the 2022 Pumpkin Patch is well under way! As usual we need all the support possible to make the patch a success.
The pumpkins will arrive the morning of October 1st. Many hands make light work in unloading the truck. The next day we begin our sales. If you would like to volunteer at the pumpkin patch or donate to our annual raffle, please reach out and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Pumpkin sale proceeds will go to support People Helping People’s mission to serve hungry families in Burlington.
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 are given to People Helping People in order to support the town food pantry which is located on our property. 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.
The Pantry has opened its doors to distribute food to more than 180 Burlington families, prepared a summer lunch program for children along with continuing to support the Burlington Covenant for Basic Needs and the upcoming Holiday Program. The client base increased by 40% in 2020. And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the needs of the Burlington community.
Please help us help People Helping People.