Posted in: community, Events, fruit trees, garden, vegetables On: Monday, June 18th, 2012
Attention Gardeners! Did you grow too many vegetables this year? I know that last year I had green beans coming out my ears and my neighbors were avoiding me out of fear of acquiring another zucchini! Well look no further, Share the Harvest is here. Philabundance is calling all local and community gardeners to grow extra fruits and vegetables to donate towards the fight against hunger.
Donations from local gardens increase the supply of fresh vegetables to those in need. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables, essential sources of good nutrition are the first things cut from the grocery list when money is tight. You can help by bringing your extra fruits and veggies to Primex Garden Center where they will be picked up by Philabundance and distributed to families in need across the Philadelphia region. What a wonderful way to share the fruits of your labor!
So join me and get involved. Last year, neighbors in the Delaware Valley donated more than 9,000 pounds of produce through Share the Harvest! Local residents dropped off enough home-grown produce at Primex to prepare 438 meals. That’s amazing and it truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need of food.
Primex will be collecting for Share the Harvest every Saturday morning from 10am – 12pm July 7th through September 23rd 2012.
We will have a drop-off table set-up, come inside the main store for more details. If you have any questions about the drop off, please contact Jennifer Hendricks at 215-887-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: All Share the Harvest drop-off sites will be closed on Saturday, September 1st for Labor Day Weekend.