Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Thank you, Hancock community, for continuing support of the Lexington Food Pantry.  Our members continue to volunteer at the pantry, deliver food collections from Hancock every week, and fill the baskets in the Narthex and outside of Clark Hall. In addition, Hancock volunteers at the Interfaith Garden are hard at work ensuring that clients receive fresh seasonal produce weekly. The work done by the pantry’s director and many volunteers serves  elderly residents, single adults and families with young children who rely on assistance due to...
May and June Interfaith Gardeners Needed

May and June Interfaith Gardeners Needed

Since 2010, Interfaith Garden volunteers have grown and delivered fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit to Lexington’s Food Pantry. Each growing season, volunteers of all ages from12 faith communities and also local service groups work and learn together while planting, tending and harvesting organically grown produce. Hancock Church provides volunteers once or twice a month, late March through October. Many families enjoy gardening together—and wheeling over carts of harvested produce to Lexington Food Pantry on Saturday mornings. Hancock teams will be working at the garden, located near Lexington Green, on: Saturday, May...
Help Feed Lexington

Help Feed Lexington

If you are looking for a simple way to support Hancock’s mission in the community, opportunities are available to volunteer at the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry located at Church of Redeemer on Meriam Street. It only takes 3 hours on the second Saturday of each month, and you’ll be finished before noontime. But wait, there’s more: get to know other Hancock members and other community volunteers, as you work together to provide a critically needed service. There is no preparation – just give three hours of your...
Interfaith Garden 2014 end of season report

Interfaith Garden 2014 end of season report

The last harvest on Nov 1, brought our season total to a high of 2,015 pounds. Over a ton of fresh, nutritious produce was grown and donated to the Lexington Food Pantry this past season.  Hancock is a key supporter of the Interfaith Garden. Carolyn Wortman, head of the Pantry, wrote, “On behalf of clients and volunteers alike at the Food Pantry, I would like to thank Carla (head farmer) and all the seeders, weeders and harvesters for a spectacular season of growing. Your efforts...
Interfaith Garden: A Great Family Outing!

Interfaith Garden: A Great Family Outing!

Last Sunday, Hancock Church children, youth and adults stopped by Interfaith Garden to see what’s growing. All learned more about growing vegetables, herbs and fruit-from seed or seedling and tending to harvest. Interfaith Garden volunteering makes an ideal family outing. Kids enjoy gardening alongside people of all ages-and wheeling produce-filled carts to Lexington’s Food Pantry on Saturday mornings during harvest season! Hancock Church teams work twice a month in the garden, from late March through October. Parking is available at First Parish Church. No green...
Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

The Interfaith Garden does it again, harvesting 140 lbs of lettuce, spinach, parsley, beets, leeks, blueberries, carrots, kale, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, winter squash, eggplant, basil, onions, chard, and cucumbers. The total harvest their first year was 995 lbs, and the total their second season was 854 lbs! That’s a lot of wonderful fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. The Interfaith Garden is also a learning experience. WIth every new crop, interfaith gardeners have to learn a new technique for washing, picking, or preventing...
Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

From Hancock Gardener Amy Swanson: Report from the Interfaith Garden April 6th 2013   Volunteers from Church of our Redeemer, Hancock and Lexington Methodist Weather:  Sunny in the mid-40s but with the wind, it was definitely multiple- layers-and-hat kind of weather Last week was all about getting the winter detritus out of the garden and doing other sorts of prep work, like mending fences and cleaning tools.  The focus of this Saturday’s work was to spread a first layer of composted manure on the garden....