2015-11-12 / News

Apples, dumplin’ ... and cabbage and squash

High school students to distribute fresh produce
BY LANIA ROCHA
810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com

ALL AREAS – Swartz Creek area residents may receive free fresh produce thanks to some Swartz Creek High School students and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

The students – members of the Leadership class, Peers Who Care and Key Club – will hand out boxes of produce from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the high school.

Anyone in the community may receive a box containing potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, cabbage and/ or butternut squash.

“I think it’s just a wonderful thing to do at the holidays,” said Deborah Culver, Key Club advisor. “Who hasn’t had a time in their life when they couldn’t use a little extra?”

She said she hopes to have enough produce to distribute to at least 300 cars.

“They (the Food Bank) is just bringing us gigantic pallets and the kids are volunteering to sort, distribute and help with traffic,” Culver said.

“The best part is we’re giving our students another opportunity to do something to make their community better. There are no selfish reasons, no personal gain, other than the feeling they get for doing something good. To me, that’s education.”

No identification is needed to receive produce. Signs will direct drivers to the distribution site. Those participating should remain in their vehicles. No food will be given out before 3 p.m. or after 6 p.m.

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