May 10 2020

BHS Student-Lead Project Quarantine Continues to Grow, Launches GoFundMe Drive

By: Rich Hosford

The student-lead organization that delivers free lettuce sprouts to people staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is growing fast, expanding and is now looking for support from the community. 


As reported on BNEWS, Burlington High School student Matt Tengtrakool started the project, called QuaranGreen, as a way to give people plants they could grow at home and to promote healthy eating. 


“QuaranGreen gives out lettuce plants to Massachusetts communities in order to promote healthy eating habits, reduce stress, and keep community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the description for a newly launched GoFundMe drive states. 


It started small and has only grown over time as more and more people have requested plants and more volunteers have gotten involved. Now the project has spread to a total of six towns, has over 50 volunteers, and has delivered plants to over 500 households. With the increase in demand Tengtrakool said on GoFundMe that they could use some financial assistance. 


“The project needs your help!” he wrote. “As our demand grows we are unable to keep up the resources to fuel our campaign. You can support our project so that we can continue to reach households in your community.  We are really grateful for all the help that you can give big or small.”


The goal of the campaign is $400. As of Sunday evening they had raised $80 over two days. Click here to check out the fundraiser


You can also watch our interview with Tengtrakool here.


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