New community opens garden in East Longmeadow

Hampden County

A new anti-hunger initiative has started in the town of East Longmeadow.

Senator Eric Lesser and four area churches came together this morning at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for the dedication of a new community garden.

The Rainbow Community Garden is part of St. Mark’s anti-hunger ministry.
A portion of all of the food that is planted will be donated to the Open Pantry of Western Massachusetts.

“Our country is filled with so many divisions. I think any time we can emphasize unity, bringing people together, especially in a religious context. It’s a Sunday morning. It’s Memorial Day Weekend. We need to be there to show our support,” said Sen. Eric Lesser.

The community garden has been built to support anti-hunger efforts in the Greater Springfield area, while also building a sense of community.

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