Amazon donates $20K for community garden at Four Corners Recreation Center in Sugar Land

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted a $20,000 donation from Amazon during a Sept. 28 meeting. (Rynd Morgan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted a $20,000 donation from Amazon during a Sept. 28 meeting. (Rynd Morgan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted a $20,000 donation from Amazon during a Sept. 28 meeting. (Rynd Morgan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Amazon donated $20,000 toward building a community garden at the Four Corners Recreation Center, located at 15700 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted the donation during a Sept. 28 meeting. Amazon is opening a fulfillment center, known as the HOU6 location, at 10507 Harlem Road, Richmond.

“Certainly one of the core values of Amazon is community service and outreach, so we’re happy; we’re proud; we're excited to present this check of $20,000 to Fort Bend County,” said Jesse Owens, assistant general manager at the new Amazon facility.

The Four Corners Community Garden will encourage food-insecure families in the area—including those involved in the center’s Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and YMCA programs—to grow their own produce and will support local food banks, according to a news release from Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant.

“I’d like to thank the Amazon HOU6 location for their generous donation of funds and over 100 volunteers to build this community garden,” DeMerchant said during the Sept. 28 meeting. “They haven’t even fully opened the facility yet and they’re already showing that they’re going to be a great partner in the community.”


The community garden's groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled to take place Sept. 29 but was postponed due to the weather.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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