Care to Share

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What’s Care to Share? It’s not just a clever rhyme.

Care to Share is a citywide food donation event taking place from Monday, October 3rd to Tuesday, October 18th encouraging volunteers to symbolically fulfill the Jewish custom of gleaning, a custom tied to the harvest season and the Sukkot period. Traditionally, farmers leave the four corners of their fields unharvested so the needy can glean from the fields with dignity.

In Brooklyn we are partnering with the Flatbush Farm Share which has their CSA (community supported agriculture) distribution on Wednesday afternoons. With two wonderful volunteer managers, we were able to spread the word about our project and were able to get donations from 28 CSA members, which is almost 20% of the members!
At the end of the day we were able to contribute about 40 pounds of fresh, organic produce to a local food pantry for the CAMBA organiztion.
As one of the donating CSA members said, “Everybody has to eat!” And they should eat well!
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