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Farmer Foodshare Challenge Saturday

Buy an extra veggie or two and drop it in the Donation Station at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary to support the Farmer Foodshare Challenge and provide healthy food for hungry families in our area.

Farmers’ markets in the Triangle, including Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary, are participating in the Farmer Foodshare Challenge Sat., Sept. 22, to raise fresh local food donations to combat hunger in our area and provide families with healthy fresh food. Financial and fresh food donations are accepted at the market and then passed on to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for distribution to those in need. The Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ Market also participated at its market this past Wednesday.

Farmer Foodshare is also launching its Farm to Family CSA (community supported agriculture) program, for which people can donate money to fund all or part of a weekly box of healthy, local food from a farm for a family in crisis. The goal is to raise enough funds to offer a CSA membership to at least two families for each agencyFarmer Foodshare works with, including the Food Shuttle.

Hungry families in our area rely on support from local food pantries. In most cases, there is very limited access to nutritious fruits and vegetables, and instead families are receiving boxed and canned foods. Learn more about Farmer Foodshare, hunger in our area and how you can help through Farmer Foodshare’s website.

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