A local food solution that reduces food insecurity

A local food solution that reduces food insecurity

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Rural Action’s newest initiative, Donation Station Tuscarawas County, is a local food solution that reduces food insecurity and supports the local food economy. From a donation of $1, Donation Station volunteers are able to purchase 1 pound of food from local farmers for distribution to area food pantries.

In June with help from the community, 300 pounds of produce was distributed to Twin City Christian Food Pantry, Beneath the Shade, Friends of the Homeless and Ladles of Love.

They operate at every Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. Any donation helps get local food from local vendors to local people in need.

Other ways to help outside of monetary donations include volunteering, donating extra garden produce, spreading the word, and interacting with Community Food Initiatives, Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market and Rural Action on social media.

Rural Action is a regional community-development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality-of-life, environmental and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways.

Visit www.ruralaction.org/our-work/sustainable-agriculture/donation-station-tuscarawas-county/.