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Margaret Mead

Our Local Produce is Making a Difference

Thank you Backyard Produce Project!


Friends & Family Community Connection partners with a network of local affordable housing units where we assist families in need with consistent food resources. One of the best ways we help them is through our partnership with the all volunteer led Backyard Produce Project(BYP) and their Picking Team.  In 2017 the BYP provided local families with 35,617 pounds of produce! This produce was collected in three main ways. First, through the donation drop off sites; second through garden harvests and third, tree picking each week. Many volunteer hours provided these wonderful food resources. 

If you have time to volunteer on a weekday morning or occasional Saturday for tree picking, or on a Thursday around noon for a donation site pickup and delivery, please let Becky Palenske know so we can provide some reinforcements to the Backyard Produce Project's excellent team.  Contact Becky at ffccsdlocal@gmail.com if you are interested in helping. 


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