Growing time: FIT ready to launch community garden at Family Place

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Volunteers from Timberland helped with construction of the Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center in September of 2017. FIT

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) is breaking ground at their Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 10, 2018, from 2-3 p.m. at 401 Spruce Street, Manchester.

When completed, the Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center will produce fresh fruits and vegetables, which will supplement meals served at Families in Transition’s Family Place Resource Center and Shelter on Lake Avenue in Manchester. In addition, it will provide the opportunity for the community to learn where food comes from through interactive programming and cooking with produce.

“Homeless children go hungry at twice the rate of other children,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of FIT-NH. “We’re excited to get plants in the ground and growing in order to help reduce the level of food insecurity for kids, families, and individuals in Manchester. Our Hollows Garden is going to offer great resources to the community and our participants through sustainable food access and educational resources.”

To learn more about volunteering in the garden, contact FIT-NH’s volunteer office at

Families in Transition-New Horizons provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT-NH also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT-NH provides. For more information about FIT-NH, the garden, the stores, and the event, visit or call 603-641-9441.