WINCHESTER — With a donation to the local food bank, the Dundas Federation of Agriculture (DFA), Dundas Dairy Producers Committee (DDPC), and the Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association (DSCIA) teamed up to recognize the “many within our community” who “need support and even more as the COVID-19 pandemic continues a year later.”
The contribution coincided with Local Food Week (June 7-13) — an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the abundance of fresh, healthy, affordable local food most are privileged to have access to across the province. Each of the three farm organizations gave $500 to Community Food Share for a total $1,500 donation.
“Our agricultural community encourages all to support local and encourage an increased use of local food by public and public sector organizations when possible, supporting our agricultural community today and into the future,” the donors said in a joint statement.
Community Food Share has also issued a reminder to local producers that it accepts fresh produce and is willing to work with farmers for any donations of beef.