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Share the Harvest

By Jody Tick December 16, 2010

Share the Harvest this holiday season and honor someone special with a gift in their name.

Share the Harvest supports an innovative collaboration between the Capital Area Food Bank and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  This partnership enables the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm to distribute between 40 and 50 percent of its annual harvest to low-income families and underserved communities in the metro area.

Your donation enables the CAFB and Clagett Farm to offer reduced-price shares to anyone who qualifies for government assistance and accepts SNAP benefits as payment; provide fresh produce to children that participate in the CAFB’s summer farm and nutrition education classes; and distribute fresh produce through a “food grant” to our nonprofit partners that serve meals or provide groceries to those in need. 

In 2010, Clagett Farm produce was distributed or served by nine CAFB food grant partners.  At the Father McKenna Center, homeless men recovering from addiction were served fresh, local produce during their weekly PeaceMeal – an event “designed to enhance not only the health but also the sense of self worth of [their] guests.”  One pantry client at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries was so excited about making kimchi with Chinese cabbage she had to sit in the lobby to keep from fainting.  

A gentleman at the Allen Chapel AME pantry raved about green tomatoes,“I’m a Georgia boy.  I know how to fry the green tomatoes. Give me the green ones!  Thank you!  I am going to have myself a party with the grandchildren.  Ya’ll have made my day!”

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Students wash tomatoes at Clagett Farm