2015 was the inaugural year for this program which endeavors to increase the capacity of food pantries and soup kitchens by training volunteers to staff them and by growing produce to donate to food pantries and soup kitchens.
Participant Volunteers have offered more than 170 hours of service by either volunteering directly at food pantries and soup kitchens or by growing produce or by processing produce for freezing under the 20C Food Processing License obtained by the Grow Cook Serve program in September.
Over 830 pounds of fresh and frozen produce have been donated to food pantries and soup kitchens including 90 pounds of apples gleaned from 2 trees, 95 pounds of squash gleaned from Heller’s CSA Farm and 242 pounds of produce gleaned from the Oxford Farmer’s Market and home gardens.
We have secured funding for this program again in 2017 and expand the number of Participant Volunteers and hours and pounds of produce significantly.
If you are interested in participating in 2017, please contact Alexis Woodcock
firstname.lastname@example.org (607) 334-5841 ext 20
download this form 2017 Grow Cook Serve Participation Flyer
Last updated February 7, 2017