An opportunity to donate your weekly garden surplus vegetables and/or flowers to neighbors in need.
For several years, Drawdown Montague and gardeners across town use Tuesday mornings from June-October to collect and deliver super-fresh produce and flowers to the Franklin Area Survival Center’s food pantry, and other locations.
We’ve generated 80-100 bushels/season so far(!) but would like to involve more gardeners in all the villages to provide bountiful food and cheery blooms.
If you might be willing to consider joining others in donating garden surplus vegetables and flowers, here is how it works. It’s super-easy and simple:
- You receive a reminder email on Sundays.
- Monday night or early Tuesday you can drop off your vegetable or flower surplus at a near-by drop-point. [We hope to have at least one in each village this year.]
- Any amount is fine, from a single bag of salad greens or a posy of flowers in a jar to an entire box of kale…
- There is no obligation to participate every week.
- Volunteer drivers pick it up at about 8 AM.
- Volunteer drivers, washers and packagers put it all together and deliver it to the pantry that morning, and it’s feeding other Montague citizens later that day!
- We send an inspiring photo with boxes of produce and flowers, with a tally of what we shared.
Of course, we also welcome new volunteers to host a drop-point for others in their village, wash and prep, and/or be a driver (typically each driver only does it one or two times/season).
Interested in joining our efforts? We would love to have your help! Fill out the form below to sign up or ask a question.