Chesterton Feed; Garden Center Donates Vegetable Plants to Indiana State Prison Agricultural Program

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on July 07, 2021 with No Comments

For over 15 years, Chuck Roth, owner of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center has donated a large variety of vegetable plants to the Indiana State Prison Agricultural Program in Michigan City. The offenders involved in the program, plant, care for, and harvest the vegetables and donate it to homeless shelters and food pantries in the surrounding area. The offenders in turn receive a valuable education in agriculture, sustainability, and community outreach.

Last year (2020) yield was an astounding 3,500 pounds of fresh produce, all to be donated to people in need in our surrounding communities.

This year (2021), Chuck Roth, owner of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center, donated over $1,000 worth of vegetable plants to continue this educational and charitable program at the Indiana State Prison.

Pictured left to right: Chuck Roth, owner of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center, Sergeant Bill Hope & Officer Jeffrey Van Kleek accepting the donation of vegetable plants, and Rachel Lacorte, Store Manager of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center.

Chesterton Feed & Garden Center is located at 400 Locust Street in Chesterton. For any additional information or directions to Chesterton Feed & Garden Center, please call 219-926-2790.

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