St. Louis Community Credit Union recently partnered with DeSales Community Development to help sponsor the organization’s community garden. This effort is part of our commitment to providing avenues for access to healthy foods in local communities.

 Group photo St. Louis Community employees and children harvesting in the gardenPart of the Solution

The Credit Union set out to tackle matters that deeply impact our members who may have the greatest need. Healthy foods is high on our list of outreach priorities. It addresses our desire to affect those “kitchen table” conversations that our members have daily. We want to be part of the solution.

St Louis Community employee looking at vegetables with a child.
The DeSales Community Garden is located at 2635 California in the Fox Park/Benton Park area, near the Credit Union’s Benton Park branch. The garden itself is a cooperative effort. Neighbors work the land plots. A portion of the food is then given to local families in need. With the Credit Union’s support, gardeners will have extended access to supplies that will help them grow more produce. This, in turn, provides continued nourishment for the neighborhood.
What Our Partners Say

“DeSales Community Garden is a place where neighborhood residents grow not just food, but also community,“ said Becky Reinhart, DeSales Community Development’s Director of Community Health Initiatives. “This support from St. Louis Community Credit Union will enable us to keep the garden growing strong. We are excited to have St. Louis Community Credit Union as a neighbor and partner!”
Two young women looking at vegetables growing in a garden.DeSales Community Development is a community-based non-profit organization that promotes revitalization, affordable housing and good property management in neighborhoods in and near the City of St. Louis.

This effort is a true testament to our giveback. What we do matters.
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