Members of the Columbia College Science & Pre-Health Professions Club hold boxes of potatoes before donating their 123-pound harvest to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri on Friday, July 28. Photo by Columbia College Photographer & Graphic Designer Abigail Wade

By Ciara Tate

Dedicated students from the Columbia College Science Club have been hard at work in the club’s garden, despite the heat, harvesting crops to donate to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Zoe Davis, the president of the Science Club, helped revitalize the club in 2022 to share her passion for gardening and give back to her community.

“I’ve always grown up having a garden at my house. My dad taught me to garden when I was little, so I’ve always loved having fresh produce available, just kind of like having grocery shopping in your own yard. So, I was like, ‘I want to take the skills that I learned at my house and bring it to Columbia College,’” said Davis.

The first donation consisted of a small crop of tomatoes and peppers, but this year, the garden has much more to offer.

Click here to read more and watch the news segment.