The Hershey Partnership’s 16th Annual Soup Cook-off was held on October 5th, 2019 at the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company Firehouse. This event is to benefit those who volunteer at the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company. This year Hope Springs Farm Growers presented a special seasonal soup in the cook-off, and they won 2nd Place! Congratulations to all the Growers and staff who helped make this our best year yet.
The Growers are adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism; they love to participate in their community activities like this. They also love to volunteer for programs in the community such as Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Food banks. These community activities give them a real sense of value in their community. If you would like to help support our Growers, see the link below.
Hope Springs Farm: Opened in 2005 by Nina and Neil Rovner for their daughter Mimi and other adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism in the community, Hope Springs Farm provides “Growers” a day program to maximize their abilities. Today the farm operates at full capacity with its alpacas, chickens, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, and more than 60 adults enrolled in its day program. Growers volunteer for programs in the community such as Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Food banks. On the farm they feed and care for the animals, plant and water gardens, learn to cook, do crafts, take music art and yoga classes, and harvest flowers and vegetables. The program also uses a horticulture therapist, music therapist, and occupational therapist interns from several local colleges.
To donate to Hope Springs Farm: https://farmofhope.networkforgood.com/projects/14912-friends-of-hope-springs-farm