Veggies For All crew and Unity College student volunteers hauled a whopping 3,230 pounds of carrots out of the field just south of the Quimby Library this past week. Already, 500 pounds of carrots have reached the Brewer Food Pantry and 200 pounds have made it to both Loving Caring Hands Food Pantry in Fairfield and the Belfast Soup Kitchen.
The remainder of the carrots will be distributed by the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry later this month and a small portion of them will be used in the annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser and the Unity Barn Raisers Harvest Meal.
We’re still tallying up VFA’s overall yield for the 2010 season…so stay tuned. (Hint: We’re gonna exceed 7 tons!)
Big thanks to Tess, Nils, Hannah, and Cassidy who lent a hand in the effort. Good diggin’!