A fruit/vegetable picking charity?

peach sliceJennifer emails:

I recently heard about a program in Toronto called Not Far From The Tree. It seems like an awesome idea, and I was wondering if you guys had heard about anything like it here in the Albany area.

The first thing that came to our mind was the Capital District Community Gardens' Squash Hunger Program, which collects surplus produce. But we wouldn't be surprised if there are others.

Know of local program like this? Please share!

Comments

Yes, CDCG does use volunteers for "gleaning." At the end of harvest, various farmers will contact the CDCG to arrage for volunteers to pick the remaining fruit or vegetables for the Squash Hunger program.

However, everyone can participate in Squash Hunger by donating some purchased fresh produce (or something from your own garden) and dropping off at these drop-off boxes around the Capital District.

Delmar Market Place
406 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, 439-3936

Honest Weight Food Coop
484 Central Avenue
Albany, 482-2667

CDCG
40 River Street
Troy, 274-8685

Kristy's Barn
2385 Brookview Rd
Schodack, 477-6250

Hannaford Supermarket
5 Maple Road
Voorheesville, 765-2629

Hannaford Supermarket
3703 NY Highway 43
West Sand Lake, 674-2846

Delmar Farmer's Market
(Bethlehem Middle School)
Drop off Saturdays 9am-1pm
at the community table

Troy Riverfront Farmer's Market
Drop off Saturdays 9am-1pm
at the community table

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