Nov 20, 2014
J.P. Morgan employees recently partnered with non-profit GrowNYC to help build an urban farm on Governors Island that will be used to teach New York City school children about nutrition and where their food comes from.
The team of 24 volunteers from J.P. Morgan’s North America Global Trade and Loan Products group helped building raised vegetable garden beds and rainwater harvesting systems, moving soil, painting an outdoor kitchen and installing a greenhouse roof.
GrowNYC is a hands-organization that runs community-based environmental programs in New York City. The organization’s Governors Island Teaching Garden is an 8,000 square foot urban farm that will be open to the public and will host gardening workshops, in addition to providing field trips for New York City public schools and summer camp programs.
JPMorgan Chase promotes volunteerism by offering opportunities to help non-profits, providing grants and matching gifts for employees’ chosen charities. Last year alone, JPMorgan Chase donated $210 million to non-profits and employees volunteered more than 540,000 hours.