Thanksgiving wrapped up a bountiful season of giving for the Armstrong Food Initiative Society.
The last day for produce sharing took place Monday at the community garden, where an average 187 pounds have been produced each Monday.
“A good day to mark the ending because we have a lot for which to be thankful, a beautiful valley that produces plentiful and varied crops, good people who are willing to share their bounty and people who enjoy and value good food,” said Jill de la Salle, with AFIS.
Each week, about 27 people accessed the fresh fruits and vegetables and food was also delivered to some seniors in the community, the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Food Bank and Kindale.
“The Armstrong Food Initiative would like to thank all the growers who were willing to share their crops with others,” said de la Salle. “We would especially like to thank the Hettlers of Pilgrim’s Produce, Nick Kicey, Ben Crozier, Trent Weins, and Clarence Glaicar for their regular and generous support of this program.”
The program would also not have seen such success without the support of volunteers on Mondays (Janet Ashton, Joanne Sandaker and her crew of willing workers, Kelly Marks and Harvey de la Salle).
Watch The Morning Star for spring announcements of when the program will start back up in 2014.