Laura and Dave reporting:
In early October, Bolton farmer Tucker Andrews and a dozen volunteers with TTJ’s Extra Row program made possible the following winter squash deliveries to local food shelves:
80 - Feeding Chittenden, Burlington
100- Williston Food Shelf
150 - Essex Jct United Church of Christ Heavenly Food Pantry
150 - Jericho-Underhill-Essex Ecumenical food shelf
120 - Janet S Munt Family Room, Burlington
80- Dot's Place, Essex
In all, 680 squash at 1,200 lbs. were delivered. Things were a bit different this year. Because of the flooding, Tucker’s output was unusually low and he needed the extra row of squash for his own customers. He generously offered us a field to glean; we got great results and were able to assist many people in filling their food baskets. Was good to know the Extra Row program could provide some insurance for a farmer as well as feed people in need; this was a win-win situation for everyone!
Besides us steering members, our volunteers included: Jeff York, Berta Frank, Bob Savaglio,
Bill McMains, Amy Ludwin, Steve Ludwin, Sharon Damkot, Valerie Wilkins and Dean Wilkins.
Thanks to all!
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