1,278 individuals were assisted with food in 2020 coming from the food pantry and SEA's edible garden. This garden consists of blueberry bushes, assorted herbs, and vegetables given to our clients.
University of Montevallo Environmental Club assisted with the edible garden plans and helped with the purchasing of trees and bushes in 2020. Many volunteers helped with planting, but sadly several trees & plants were lost in hurricane winds during Nov. 2020.
Grant funding was secured through CAWACO RC&D, Inc. in Birmingham in 2020-21.
Keller Williams-Metro South held Red Day at SEA in May 2022 to complete purchasing and planting for Phase 3.
Our head volunteer is Holly Parker Wadleigh, assisted by former SEA board member Jim Hicks. Many volunteer groups from YMCA/Leadership Shelby County Youth Initiatives, to YouthServe of Birmingham, to many others have helped make maintaining our garden possible!