The Gardens at Brookdale

The Gardens at Brookdale: Cultivating Change and Nourishing Hope

Welcome to The Gardens at Brookdale – a transformative initiative by United Way of Central Georgia, Macon-Bibb County and UGA Extension, dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Through this unique partnership, we are sowing the seeds of change, cultivating a sustainable solution to food insecurity, and nurturing hope within our community.

“One of our goals is to promote health awareness among Brookdale residents and improve their overall quality of life. Bringing fresh fruits and vegetables straight from Brookdale’s garden to their plates is a great way to demonstrate how healthy eating can be a great start to a healthier lifestyle,” said UWCG President & CEO George McCanless.  


Our Mission

At The Gardens at Brookdale, our mission is simple yet profound: to provide fresh, nutritious food to those who need it most. We are committed to addressing the pressing issue of food insecurity among residents experiencing homelessness, ensuring that they have access to wholesome meals that nourish both body and spirit.


Our Impact

Harvesting a Ton of Goodness: Our recent milestone speaks volumes about the impact we are making. We are thrilled to share that we have harvested a literal ton of food from our gardens, contributing significantly to the well-being of our community members.

Cutting Meal Costs by 50%: Beyond providing nourishment, The Gardens at Brookdale has also been instrumental in reducing meal costs by an impressive 50%. This efficiency allows us to stretch our resources further, reaching even more individuals in need.


How You Can Get Involved

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Join us in the gardens and contribute your time and effort to help cultivate and harvest fresh produce for our community.

  • Donations: Your support can help us continue to provide nutritious meals to those experiencing homelessness. Every donation counts and makes a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.

  • Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about The Gardens at Brookdale. Share our story on social media, in your community, and among your network to inspire others to get involved.


Join Us in Cultivating Change

The Gardens at Brookdale is more than a project; it's a movement towards positive change. We invite you to be part of this journey, to stand with us as we sow seeds of compassion, cultivate community, and nourish hope.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities at The Gardens Below!