Urban Harvest Program Volunteers Make Thanksgiving Extra Special

Seven volunteers joined Martina Rowley of the Orangeville Urban Harvest Program on a Saturday afternoon to turn 25 pounds of wild apples into 12 delicious apple pies. The apples had been harvested locally by other program volunteers in previous weeks. Half of the pies were donated to the weekly soup kitchens run by the Salvation Army and the Lighthouse. The Salvation Army/New Hope Church helped the cause by providing free use of their commercial kitchen.

Three volunteers of the Orangeville Urban Harvest Program picked 557 pounds of mostly squash, as well as tomatoes, zucchini, red beets and Swiss chard on a farm in Mono. The Food Bank’s truck was needed for this bumper harvest and the majority of the haul was donated to the Food Bank, with some squashes going to the Salvation Army/New Hope Church. Thanks go to Kyon Kennels made the initiative possible.

Photos Supplied By Town of Orangeville

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