Community Food Share seeks fresh garden produce donations

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With the gardening season getting into high gear, Community Food share is pleased to again partner with Cooter’s Automotive in Berwick as their CFS Stormont garden produce depot.

If you’re able to “grow-a-row” for Community Food Share, all that’s needed is for you to remove the excess soil and bring your produce donation to Cooter’s at 9 Cockburn Street in Berwick during store hours.

The fresh garden produce will be delivered to our food bank location in Winchester at 6 pm on Wednesday evenings in June, July and August. For more information regarding depot hours, contact Joanne Doucet at Cooter’s store at 613-984-2641.

If you’re able to make a larger donation of 30 pounds or more, please make arrangements for drop off with Community Food Share in Winchester at 613 774-1088. The food bank is open Monday 10 am-12 pm, Wednesday 7 pm-9 pm & Thursday 1 pm-3 pm.

If you’re not a gardener but would still like to help, Community Food Share is looking for several drivers to rotate weekly to drive the produce from Berwick to Winchester on Wednesday evenings by 6:30 pm throughout the summer. If interested in volunteering, contact Cooter’s store at 613-984-2641.

Grow-A-Row is a program operating in many Canadian communities, which among other things, provides gardeners the opportunity to grow a row of vegetables or fruit in their gardens, planter boxes or containers, and to share the harvest with neighbours in need by donating the produce to the local food banks and meal programs.

Gardeners who would like to know more about the Grow-a-Row program can contact Community Food Share Team Leader Jane Schoones: Email: admin@communityfoodshare.ca Call: 613-898-0781.

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