By: Geena Sherman, 7/7/2020

In response to COVID-19, VCE partnered with FOUA, Rock Spring Church, and local gardeners to create a produce processing and bagging site to donate produce to local food pantries. Below is a recap of our work in June, provided by one of our volunteers. Learn about an opportunity to help bag produce and/or donate produce from your garden for families in need.

Geena interviewed some volunteers at the end of June. Learn more about this opportunity to help bag produce and/or donate produce from your garden for families in need.

  • How many pounds have been collected?
    Averaging 200lbs every Monday. The volume of produce is far bigger during the spring because gardeners harvest a lot of leafy greens which are very light weight.
  • What has been collected this season?
     Collard greens, kale, lettuce, basil, mint, sage, green beans, beets, radishes, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes 
  • Where does the produce go?
    St. Charles Churh, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Arlington YMCA and others. If you are a gardener and would like to donate produce, here is a list of pantries that accept produce from gardeners.