School garden helps those in need

SHANE MAGEE Kings County Record

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SUSSEX — Several hundred pounds of fresh produce was donated to the Sussex Sharing Club last week straight from the garden in front of Sussex Regional High School. Danny Reicker’s agriculture class began the first fall harvest from the garden on the afternoon of Sept. 9 with representatives of the food bank on hand. “One thing we’re always short on is perishable goods,” Alfie Smith, president of the sharing club, told students before they got their hands dirty pulling carrots, beets and potatoes. Reicker roughly estimated 500-plus pounds of carrots and 300 pounds of potatoes were delivered. The sharing club runs a food bank and store on Eveleigh Street. “It’s really great to have the fresh foods to give out,” said Lois King, the club’s administrator. The food bank usually gets fresh produce from Moncton. Smith said they aren’t often able to get potatoes for those who come to the food bank. Earlier this year, King said there were 200 household registered who could use the food bank service. She estimated the food donated will last about two months, helping cover the Thanksgiving period.  King expressed her appreciation for the work done by Reicker and the students. Reicker’s class had planted the garden in the spring…Click here for full article/ Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.