“Communities Take Root” in South Phoenix

Last year St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit that provides food, health care, shelter and other services for the homeless and working poor won a grant through Dreyer’s Fruit Bars as part of their “Communities Take Root” Program to plant a fruit orchard at their downtown campus. The ceremonial planting is taking place next Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 420 W. Watkins Rd, Phoenix, Arizona.

50 fruit trees of varying types of citrus will be planted and will help beautify the area along 3rd Drive, just south of I-17 and also provide fresh fruit for the hundreds of working-poor families that come to St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Evening Meal program.

The schedule of events is:

  • 11:00 am:  Project overview and introductions (Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation; Dreyer’s Fruit Bars)
  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am:  Ceremonial Tree Planting/Photo Opportunity
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  Tree planting; Dreyer’s Fruit Bars sampling

Representatives from St. Vincent de Paul, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Dreyer’s will be on hand to plant the trees, with Dreyer’s providing refreshing Dreyer’s Fruit Bars to members of the community.


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