Kuhajda said limiting the variety of produce grown is best for gardens that are intended to bless people in need.
"You want to have a large quantity of things to donate," Kuhajda said.
Kuhajda said the seed donations came from the Midwest Food Bank in Normal. Kuhajda recalled the story a volunteer told her, that the food bank needed to quickly circulate the seeds to make room for food.
"The volunteer laughed and said, 'It is food,'" Kuhajda said.
But the reality is that food banks and food pantries often help people who lives in apartment settings where growing their own food is not a viable option, Kuhajda said.
"We got 50,000 packets of vegetables, herb and basic summer fruit seeds to distribute for free to the community," Kuhajda said. "We had numerous events.
"The goal is just to keep people growing. Growing food on your own is an interesting leaning experience and you'll have fresher food if you grow it yourself."
In addition to seeds Kuhajda also provided the Cathedral of St. Raymond with information because planting vegetables from seeds "is somewhat daunting for people."
Yet with the right information and a little persistence, they should see a nice harvest, she said.
Best of all, it's providing food for people who need it, she added.
"It's really a great gift," Kuhajda said.