As a community, we are all facing some tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our farmers are unable to sell their products through the usual channels and are struggling to pay their bills. A lot of good food is going to waste. At the same time, there are families in our community who are in need. Many are underemployed. Many are unable, or don’t feel safe, to go out in public to get their groceries.
What can we do to help?
We’re raising money to purchase excess products from local farms and donating them to the South Lewis meal delivery program, to be delivered to 270 local families in addition to the meals already being provided by the school district.
This is already being done on a weekly basis. We’ve delivered approximately 750 dozen eggs from Black River Valley Farms in Carthage, 250 ½ gallons of milk from Black River Valley Naturals, and many pounds of radishes from Agbotics is Sackets Harbor. This week we delivered goat milk from Hidden Pastures Dairy in Glenfield. Additional local farms will be chosen on a rotating basis.
Your donations will cover the cost of purchasing and packaging these additional local products. They will help to provide additional healthy, local foods to families in the district on the South Lewis meal delivery program, as well as support struggling local farmers. It’s truly a win-win.
We live in a truly wonderful community. Your donations will make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your support. We are all in this together and will come out of it even stronger!
For more information about this and other similar initiatives in Lewis County, and to learn about additional ways that you can get involved, please follow us on the Lewis County Farm to Community Facebook page .
- Gina Mallette
- Ann Chrissley
- Lawrence Dolhof
- Erica Gentry
Melissa Sullivan Covey