Food Bank, CANR to offer second annual mobile pantry

July 7, 2011 under CANR News

The Food Bank of Delaware and University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) will hold the second annual Harvest to Home mobile pantry starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 12.

Volunteers from UD and the Food Bank of Delaware will harvest vegetables from the University’s Garden for the Community, located in front of the Wilson Farmhouse directly behind the Girl Scouts facility on Route 896 in Newark.

The volunteers will load the vegetables from the Garden for the Community into a Food Bank of Delaware van, and the produce will then be transported to the Sparrow Run community off Route 40 in Bear for a mobile food pantry. The mobile pantry begins at 11 a.m., and prescreened individuals will receive fresh produce and 30-pound meal boxes of nonperishable foods.

The Garden for the Community project is a partnership between the Food Bank of Delaware and the CANR faculty and staff, undergraduate students and graduate students.

For more information, visit the Garden for the Community website.

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CANR, Food Bank of Delaware Bring the Harvest Home

August 3, 2010 under CANR News, Events

University of Delaware volunteers and students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware spent the morning of July 30 harvesting 1,305 pounds of fresh produce from UD’s Garden for the Community.

Once the workers finished harvesting, they loaded a food bank van and headed to Sparrow Run Park in Bear where they distributed fresh produce, 30-pound meal boxes, chicken and other food items to 715 individuals.

Families received potatoes, okra, sweet corn, eggplant, peppers, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and basil fresh from the University’s Garden for the Community. The garden is located on one-third of an acre on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus on South College Avenue.

Read the full story with photos on UDaily by clicking here.

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