Donations of fresh produce sought from Chilliwack backyard gardeners

Hamper program from Chilliwack Citizens for Change to serve those with special dietary needs

Chilliwack food gardeners are being asked if anyone has fresh produce to spare.

A specialized food hamper program that is just getting underway in Chilliwack is in need of donations this week.

The ‘Extra FARE’ program run by Chilliwack Citizens for Change is in partnership with Bowl of Hope and a grant from the United Way, said coordinator Margaret Reid.

The acronym FARE in this case stands for ‘food access for restricted eaters’ and the emphasis is on helping those in the need with special dietary requirements.

“It is a weekly hamper program to assists folks who can’t use standard food hamper programs because of dietary needs due to allergies and intolerances,” she explained.

Reid posted the request on Facebook for any extra produce that local gardeners had available this week for donation to the food hamper program.

“All donations welcome, if you have any excess,” she said in her post. “Anything we get that we cannot use will be shared with other food programs.”

To share vegetables, fruit or other fresh produce, contact Reid by email

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