Pumpkin Patch 2018
Thank you for volunteering at the Annual Patch!
Buy a Pumpkin – Help Fight Hunger and Need
The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township is kicking off its second decade of selling pumpkins on its front lawn at 240 Southern Boulevard in Chatham, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to three worthy non-profit organizations:
The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown
Its mission is to provide nutritious meals in a warm, safe and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked. As part of its hospitality, the Soup Kitchen encourages and assists its guests in accessing community resources, services and educational programs. In 2015 it served over 58,000 meals and provided more than 425,000 pounds of food for guests to take home.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside
Its mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. The FoodBank distributes more than 50 million pounds of food annually to more than 1,000 community partners, as well as more than 400 programs served by its partner distribution organizations. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by Community FoodBank’s New Jersey network of partners.
Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers
This organization works cooperatively with the Navajo Nation in New Mexico to grow the pumpkins. It employs 700 Native Americans during harvest and others as staff during the year, which has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment.
Run entirely by church volunteers, the Pumpkin Patch will be open from Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 31. The hours of operations are:
Monday – Friday: 2-6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-6 PM
PCCT Front Lawn