Bucks County's United Way got some good news recently to share with the community.
Bucks County's United Way got some good news, which it shared at a social media conference recently. All 27 food pantries in Bucks County were emptied after Hurricane Sandy, said Jamie Haddon, director of the Bucks County United Way. Haddon and the United Way staff got to work and recently received some good news that will help keep that from happening again. Click on the (short) video to learn more.
The students will grow food to donate to Bucks County pantries, helping people who otherwise would go without fresh fruits and vegetables.
Nearly every person in Bucks County who relies on a food pantry for help goes without fruits and vegetables altogether if the pantry has none to offer. Zach Gihorski and other like-minded students at Delaware Valley College want to help change that. And they hope that change will come as early as the spring growing season. The college in Doylestown Township announced Friday that it is donating one acre of land for a community garden. The crops will be planted, cared for and harvested by volunteers and students like Gihorski, and the resulting produce will be donated to Bucks County food pantries. The move by DelVal is part of a growing effort in Bucks to work with farmers and home gardeners to build a pipeline to supply fresh food to local…