Philabundance is gearing up for the annual Share the Harvest program and is asking gardeners to sow a row of produce to help neighbors in need this summer. Rising food and gas prices have compounded to drive up the cost of produce and decrease the amount donated to Philabundance by suppliers, which is why this program comes at a crucial time.
Share the Harvest 2011 encourages home gardeners to grow extra vegetables or collect any surplus vegetables from their harvest and donate to Philabundance to fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. From July 9th through Sept. 24th, 2011, Philabundance will accept produce donations on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 11 locations throughout the Delaware Valley.
The Montgomery County drop off sites are:
Albrecht’s Garden Center Nursery, 650 Montgomery Ave., Narberth
St. Asaphs, 27 Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd,
Rhoads Garden, 570 DeKalb Pike, North Wales
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties, who serve approximately 65,000 people per week at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2010, Philabundance distributed 21 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.