To offer a venue for the development of community networks and social support in Hershey, the various Hershey entities under the Hershey Impact group, came together to sponsor the Hershey Community Garden (HCG), a project supported by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, on the campus of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. This garden serves multiple purposes, including offering the opportunity for community residents to garden - whether they simply don’t have the space, or are new to gardening and don't know where to start.

A section is also be devoted for philanthropic purposes-the food cultivated in this section will be donated to those most in need in our community. Additional features of this garden include a section allocated for children and hands-on educational programs, a several highly-raised garden plots, designed for those residents unable to bend to ground level.

We believe the HCG offers health and community benefits, including improved nutrition through better access to fresh vegetables and fruits, support of a local food movement, the opportunity for stress-relieving physical activity, a place for communication across cultures using food as a shared experience, and the promotion of the role of public health in improving the quality of life in Hershey.

To learn specific information regarding each entity involved in Hershey Impact, click on the links below:

The M.S. Hershey Foundation
The Hershey Company
Milton Hershey School
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center