CBSD Farmers Market at Barclay

Please help us share food with families and children throughout the Central Bucks School District during this crisis!

The CBSD Farmers Market at Barclay was started a year ago by a small group of principals and teachers, collectively known as The Friends of John Barclay, with a mission to address food insecurity for children in the Central Bucks School District.  Through the generosity of local organizations, including Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC), Philabundance, and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, we distributed thousands of pounds of fresh produce to families and children at our monthly markets.

A week after the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we were able to quickly expand our operation, and we now distribute food every week on Wednesdays at 4:00 at Barclay Elementary School.  Last week, we shared milk, eggs, fresh produce, and dry goods with over 200 families throughout the district.  Unfortunately, this number has been increasing each week.  We believe that in a community as well resourced as ours, no child should ever be hungry.  We also believe that at some point in time, we all might need a little extra support, and we should feel confident in the compassion and empathy of our friends and neighbors. 

Eighty percent of  the funds we raise will go directly to CBSD families and children in the form of weekly food support.  While we receive many donations, we have built relationships with wholesalers who are able to offer excellent prices on bulk purchases of perishable and non-perishable groceries that we don't receive from outside organizations.  We have no overhead or administrative costs, as our efforts are completely volunteer supported.  The other twenty percent of the money we raise will be donated to the three organizations above--BCOC, Philabundance, and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.  To give you a sense of their generosity, we received nearly 5,000 pounds of food donations from them just last week. Without their kindness and support, none of our efforts would be possible. 

The Friends of John Barclay, and our small group of employee volunteers, are very grateful for even the smallest donations.  Please consider supporting  families and children throughout the district who need a little help during this difficult time.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Donations

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  • Colleen Wicen 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Bridgette and Brian Thompson 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos
  • Heather Kotzen 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Friends of John Barclay 
Organizer
Warrington, PA
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