Get fresh produce and support a good cause!
Pomona, NY –The Haverstraw Elementary School’s “Kids’ Charity Farm Stand” has moved to the Haverstraw Village Hall, 40 New Main Street, in Haverstraw, and will take place there for the remaining Wednesdays in October from noon – 1 p.m.
Come and buy freshly picked vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cantaloupe, potatoes, squash, zucchini, and green beans. All proceeds go directly to the Catholic Community Services of Rockland (CCSR) fresh produce and food pantry program to help feed Rockland’s hungry.
The program has already involved 25 sixth grade students and their teachers in learning about nutrition, marketing, running a business, and community service. Through the students’ efforts, enough money has been raised so far to purchase food for 1,600 meals for Rockland’s neediest residents. Produce has come out of the CCSR garden as well as from donations from the Stony Point Conference Center and Stokes Farm.
“The ‘Kids’ Charity Farm Stand’ is a model for how schools, community groups and municipalities can work together to teach children about all aspects of community health and their role in making a difference. Haverstraw Mayor Michael Kohut’s offer to relocate the farm stand to the Village Hall makes this project a true community effort,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.
For more information about the “Kids’ Charity Farm Stand,” contact the Health Department’s School Health Coordinator at 845-364-2360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Catholic Community Services of Rockland at 845-942-5791, or Haverstraw Elementary School at 845-942-3400.