Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day of Caring and a Minor Crisis Averted


Samaritan Health volunteers with some of the 195.5lbs of SAGE produce they harvested!


Fresh Corn!
Friday, September 21st I got a frantic phone call from the South Corvallis Food Bank; "Deanna!  We thought we were going to have enough food leftover from Monday and Wednesday for distribution this weekend, but we're all out.....We have pounds of nothing!"  Luckily, Sept 21st there was a bustle of positive activity around Corvallis as it was United Way's Day of Caring.  Groups of gung-ho volunteers were out and about doing all sorts of projects for the betterment of our community.  We were lucky enough to have employees from Samaritan Health come help out at SAGE. 

Grapes!
Volunteers helped us clear green beans, whack back a section of invasives and of course, harvest! In fact, that was the largest single day harvest to date, nearly 250lbs of food total (with 195.5lbs being harvested by Sam Health for direct delivery to the South Corvallis Food Bank).  Immediate crisis of no food at the food bank averted.  Still working on relieving the more long term crisis of hunger in our community....   

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes!

Dinosaur Kale!
Thanks Samaritan Health for both your physical help in the garden and for being a sponsor of the Edible Corvallis Initiative!  

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