Rhoads Garden again participating in Share the Harvest program

By Bradley Schlegel
Staff Writer
The Reporter

UPPER GWYNEDD — For the second straight year, the Rhoads Garden will be accepting food donations for Philabundance’s Share the Harvest program.

Beginning July 9 and continuing every Saturday through Sept. 24, home gardeners can drop off their surplus fruits and vegetables at the designated site, according to Lindsay Bues, public relations coordinator for Philabundance.

Bues said the program asks home gardeners to grow extra produce and donate it to the food bank, which helps feed people in need.

Rhoads Garden — located at 570 DeKalb Pike, Upper Gwynedd — will store any perishable donations in its walk-in coolers, according to general manager Mike Kratz.

“We’re very happy to be a drop-off spot in an untapped market,” he said. “This is a great cause.”

The program will focus on items grown in gardens, according to Kratz. But he said canned or other food products will also be accepted.

The business has begun distributing a Share the Harvest business card to promote the event, Kratz said.

A discount will be offered to encourage donations and an organic garden in Horsham has agreed to donate as well.

“Last year we did not collect as much food as we hoped for,” Kratz said. “But we were thankful for anything we could get. This year we are working hard to get the word out.”

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