December 6, 2011
My name is George and I have been helping at the Giving Garden of WFAF for the past 2 years by watering the vegetable plots, repairing broken hoses, spreading horse manure, harvesting and distributing some of the food to the North Plainfield Pantry of the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. My wife and I distribute the food there the last two Saturdays of every month to approximately 300 clients. This year they received fresh apples, peaches, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, and peppers. They were very appreciative of the healthy produce and actually shared cooking instructions with each other. The end of this year's growing season was a highlight for my wife and me. We were part of a group of 6 volunteers from the Giving Garden who picked 1700 pounds of apples at the Rutgers Experimental Farm in Pittstown in a four hour period on a Friday morning which was delivered to the pantry. The farm provided almost 4 tons of food to the Food Bank Network some of which ultimately reached us. The Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation provided us the opportunity to help out in the community and also benefit the clients at the food pantry.
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