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1,200 boxes of produce will be distributed to community on May 29 at Fairgrounds

Posted 22 May 2020 at 4:05 pm

Press Release, Robert Batt, director of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Orleans County

Provided photo: There will be 1,200 boxes of produce available for free to the community on May 29 at the Fairgrounds in Knowlesville.

KNOWLESVILLE – Next Friday, May 29, we will be distributing USDA farmers-to-families produce boxes at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to share that free USDA farmers-to-families food boxes are available for the public on Friday, May 29.

This is a first come, first served opportunity and there are no pre-orders or deliveries available. Distribution will begin at 10 a.m. and will end when all 1,200 boxes have been handed out.

Anyone is welcome to come and pick up a box — this is not limited to families with children. Those interested should pick up at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds at 12690 Rt. 31 in Albion. You will not need to leave your vehicle for drive through pickup, our staff and volunteers will load into your trunk for you. If you have questions please email orleans@cornell.edu or call the Cooperative Extension at 585-798-4265 and leave a voice mail staff will monitor and respond.

Each box contains 20 pounds of assorted produce such as: Potatoes (1-5 pounds), Oranges (1-4 pounds), Apples (1-3 pounds), Onions (1-3 pounds), Green vegetables (1-3 pounds of broccoli, cabbage, green pepper, etc.), Carrots (1-2 pounds)

We are grateful for this opportunity to support the community and is thankful to the United States Department of Agriculture and James Desiderio Inc. of Buffalo for helping make this food distribution possible.

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