If you live in Dahlonega, then you know The Community Helping Place. If you don't, listen up! :) They are an amazing nonprofit organization that works very hard to provide free food, medical care, dental care, financial assistance, and many other needed services for families in need. The Community Helping Place, CHP for short, is funded in large part by a thrift store that they run with a small army of volunteers. Without that thrift store most of the immediately available funding for CHP dries up. As COVID-19 has swept through the nation and social distancing has impacted our community the thrift store has had to close. CHP is now struggling to obtain enough funding for the food bank. Melissa Line, the executive director of CHP, and Melanie Segalla are co-leaders of Dahlonega Girl Scout Troop 10943. Together, our troop and CHP are beginning a food bank garden. Behind CHP we have a plot of land that we are preparing to grow vegetables and fruit to provide the food bank with fresh produce. We know that this will greatly benefit the community and help those who are food-insecure have access to fresh, healthy food! We have the land, we have the plants, we have a large group of enthusiastic volunteers and we have a planting date! The one thing we do not yet have however, is a fence to protect our garden! Please help us put a fence around the Dahlonega Community Helping Place Food Bank Vegetable Fruit Garden! As we get going, we will update this page with a document showing the allocation of our raised funds. Thank you everyone for helping us!