The troop has also been encouraging non-gardeners to make donations of store-bought produce. In August the troop held collections at Tops in Fayetteville and Manlius, where shoppers donated 111 pounds of fresh produce. The troop is so thankful to Tops for letting them do the collection and to all the people who so generously donated.
The food pantry and troop are very grateful to all the people who are contributing to the project’s success by donating produce from their gardens or buying extra produce at the grocery store. The girls hope that this project will be sustained in F-M in future years and that it will be initiated in other communities around Central New York who see their example in F-M.
The troop also thanks and is grateful to all of the other local businesses and organizations that have sponsored this project and provided services, materials and other support including FastSigns of Syracuse, East Area Family YMCA, Manlius YMCA, Cross Creek Nursery, Manlius True Value, and Village Ace Hardware, Manlius and Fayetteville Tops Markets and our local churches and libraries. It’s truly a community effort.