1. MHC’s Tool Share Program provides simple and free access to cooking and gardening tools for Hub community members. 


    The Hub Tool Share is a lending library of gardening and cooking tools, designed to make growing and processing food at home simple, affordable, and exciting. Members are able to visit MHC any time the pantry is open, and check out a wide range of tools, from crockpots and pasta-makers to rototillers and trowels.  The Tool Share helps households try new cooking and gardening methods, preserve fresh produce for seasons to come, and try their hand at growing delectable vegetables at home.

    Membership is free for MHC patrons and volunteers, with a suggested donation of $12 annually for those who don’t qualify to use our food pantry services. Members may borrow up to 2 items at a time. Interested in signing up? Check out our membership application!


    Tool Share Hours of Operation and Registration:

    The Tool Share is open Monday-Friday, Noon-6pm.

    To sign up for membership, individuals will fill out a brief form, which they can print out ahead of time: Tool Share membership application. Individuals will need to provide an active phone number or email address in order to register for membership.  After signing up, members are able to check out two items at a time from the Tool Share. Local organizations can sign up for a Community Partner membership in order to utilize tools for their programs.


    Still looking for more information? Check out this story on The Hub Tool Share on WFIU’s Earth Eats blog.


    Tool Share Donations

    The Hub Tool Share is made possible through a grant from The City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development. While we currently have a variety of tools available, we are always happy to review potential tool donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Erika at garden@mhcfoodpantry.org.

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