Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pick crops to help feed the hungry, Jan. 5


From a Rodgers Forge friend: "Start the New Year right: donate a few hours this Saturday on a farm in Essex harvesting crops for the hungry. Gather Baltimore will donate whatever is harvested to the Franciscan Center and Moveable Feast in Baltimore. Your body may or may not thank you, but your soul definitely will. Come on out!"

This Gather Baltimore event will be held on Saturday, January 5th 2013 at Zahradka Farm in Essex. Starting at 9:30 am join us, as we will glean turnips, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, celery, carrots and other vegetables. We hope you will join us and spread the word about volunteering to your friends and family. The vegetables that we glean will be delivered to our partners The Franciscan Center of Baltimore and Moveable Feast. See you Saturday!

2285 Phillips Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21221

MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/3EOrj

Golupski will lead to a fork in the road. Phillips Rd. is to the left at the fork. Everybody should park on the side of Golupski and walk the rest of the way so as not to block Phillips Rd. See you Saturday!

9:30am arrive and socialize
9:55am orientation
10:00am gleaning

Gather Baltimore is a volunteer-based program, created by OSI fellow Arthur Gray Morgan, that collects unsold vegetables, fruit and bread from the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar in downtown Baltimore and other sources for redistribution to local meal programs, faith communities, and others in need. The baked goods, fruit and seasonal produce collected would otherwise be thrown away as it will not stay fresh until the next market. Gather Baltimore insures that this food does not become waste but instead is made available to financially challenged families in communities where fresh healthy food is not readily accessible.

Gather Baltimore: http://www.facebook.com/GatherBaltimore
Moveable Feast: http://www.facebook.com/MFeastBaltimore
The Franciscan Center of Baltimore: https://www.facebook.com/fcbmore


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