Share surplus garden bounty with neighbors, Food Bank urges
Local food banks are asking backyard gardeners to donate excess fruit and vegetables to help those in need.
“Harvest months may be the only time food bank clients receive fresh, quality vegetables and fruits,” said Marysville Community Food Bank volunteer Alonna Chatburn.
Student gardeners and master gardeners have provided fresh produce to the Marysville facility, and Sunnyside Nursery donated $300 in plant starts for food bank clients.
Fresh produce and other food donations can be brought to the Marysville Food Bank at 6518-60th Dr. NE, next to the YMCA, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Construction on the Marysville Community Food Bank’s new building, located behind St. Mary’s Church on 88th Street, is nearing completion. The nonprofit agency is seeking donations to help furnish the new facility with needed equipment and shelving.
“With the increased space, clients will be able to choose the items that are appropriate for their families rather than being limited to prebagged groceries,” said Chatburn.
For more information, visit www.marysvillecommunityfb.com.