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LETTER: Don't forget the food bank when you build your garden

Dear Boundary Communities

The sun is shining, the rivers are rising and the hummingbirds have returned to the valley; if you haven't already planned your garden for this year, now is the time to do so. And as you plan that garden, please consider planting a row for the Food Bank.

 Lettuce or onions, beans, carrots or cucumbers, kohlrabi, garlic or tomatoes, any or all of these would be greatly appreciated. Many of our clients are unable, due to physical limitations or accommodations, to plant their own garden and we all love fresh produce.  From the earliest stalks of rhubarb, through the joy of summer picking to those last apples ripening on your trees in the fall, any fruits and/or vegetables that you can't use would be more than welcome at the Food Bank.

Produce can be dropped off at the Food Bank (7419 ­ 2nd St. Grand Forks) on Monday afternoons from 1 to­ 3 or Tuesday mornings from 9-10.  With approximately 280 people receiving help from the Food Bank every month, we can use all that you can give us.

Deb Billwiller, Past-President
Boundary Community Food Bank

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