Produce sharing begins

The Armstrong Food Initiative Society is starting up the produce sharing program again

Armstrong and area residents are invited to share any surplus harvest they may have to help feed the need.

The Armstrong Food Initiative Society is starting up the produce sharing program again.

“We will be open every Monday from July 15 until Oct. 14 using the Community Garden (located behind the red caboose) as a base,” said Jill de la Salle, with AFIS.

Anyone who would like to donate any extra produce they have is invited to bring it to the garden between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Anyone who does not have access to fresh produce can pick it up on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

“The society started this program simply to reduce local food waste by linking the growers who might have extra produce with the consumers who might need it,” said de la Salle.

“We would like to thank Shepherd’s Hardware in Armstrong for donating a canopy to our group so we and the produce will be shielded from the sun and rain.”