Community Food Share seeks fresh garden produce donations

WINCHESTER — With the gardening season kicking 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 foodbank location in Winchester at 6 PM on Wednesday evenings throughout 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 to drop off at Community Food Share by calling 613 774-1088. The food bank is open Monday 10:00 AM to12:00 PM, Wednesday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, & Thursday 1:00 PM-3:00 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 you are 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 with an opportunity 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.

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