We’re done! On Saturday we had a work release crew from County Corrections out to help us finish sorting potatoes. We’ve already distributed over 10,000 pounds of potatoes to more than 30 agencies in Elkhart County, but here are the remaining potatoes, all neatly boxed and ready to be stored until distribution. We’re so thankful for the 390+ volunteers who donated over 1000 hours of labor to harvesting and sorting the potatoes.
Monday marked the last Kid’s Cooking Club session for this season. Here, Chef Adam is working on fried green tomatoes while Jamal, one of the participants, stirs a cinnamon apple dessert.
We were grateful to receive a large donation of pumpkins, peppers, squash, and onions from Sweet Corn Charlie’s Produce on Monday and Tuesday. The pumpkins were a huge hit, and disappeared as fast as we could stock them! The generosity of all of our partners, like Sweet Corn Charlie’s, is what allows Seed to Feed to reach as many people as we do.
On Thursday we had two groups of students from The Crossing out to help with general clean up around the food pantry. They organized our storage building, participated in fall garden clean up, learned about compost, cleaned up the parking lot, did some deep cleaning in the warehouse, and even learned how to sort food donations! We’re grateful for their hard work to help get CCS cleaned up and ready for the upcoming holiday season.