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Volunteers harvest 40,000 pounds of corn on Day of Service for 9/11

By Community Bulletin
on September 30, 2016 at 2:13 PM

In recognizing 9/11, a group of nearly 200 volunteers joined together for a Day of Service.

Whole Foods Market took a special interest and sponsored the event which included Hunterdon County YMCA’s Togetherhood team, Drew University, the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, and JCNWJ Hebrew School.

The volunteers worked tirelessly and harvested 40,000 pounds of corn and gleaned, or rescued, 1,500 pounds of apples. A total of 166,000 servings of nutrient rich produce were donated throughout NJ thanks to the effort of the volunteers and the support of Whole Foods Market on this meaningful day.

America’s Grow-a-Row, located in Pittstown, New Jersey, through its 6,000+ volunteers, plants, harvests and distributes over 1.2 million pounds of free produce to residents in need all across the state each year through a close partnership with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. If you are interested in volunteering or making a financial donation to America’s Grow-a-Row, please contact Chip Paillex at 908-331-2962 or chip@americasgrowarow.org. To learn more information, please visit www.americasgrowarow.org.