Abundance Aids Pantries

Volunteers Collect Food That Otherwise Would Go To Waste

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Posted: October 6, 2012

Volunteer Natalie Lester, 19, a James Madison University sophomore, collects Asian greens from Elaine Nolt with Woods Edge Farm at Tuesday’s Harrisonburg Farmers Market. The donated greens were collected for a program supported by RISE, a faith- based community project of the United Methodist Church that supports area food pantries. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Lindsay Davis delivers produce to Tom Mies, coordinator of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church food pantry, Tuesday.
Lindsay Davis collects turnips from John Hege from Hege’s Produce of Broadway at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market Tuesday. The produce and baked goods were delivered to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church food pantry.
HARRISONBURG — “Can you use some [of these],” Nelson Hege of Hege’s Produce asked at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market Tuesday, while holding a cardboard box full of 6 pounds of turnips.

“Oh,…


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