Canton store soliciting Thanksgiving donations
CANTON -- Nature's Storehouse, 21 Main St., is asking their customers to support GardenShare during this season of Thanksgiving. Customers will be invited to make a donation to GardenShare while checking out at the store Nov. 8 to 22, and they will have the option to add their names to a wall of donors making a small contribution toward food security for a less-fortunate St. Lawrence County neighbor.
"Many people feel that healthy food is inaccessible,” said Rainbow Crabtree, co-owner of Nature's Storehouse. “We are inspired by the work that Gardenshare does to help ensure access to healthy food, and we are proud to partner with them in this fundraising effort."."All of us at GardenShare appreciate this so much," said Gloria McAdam, executive director of GardenShare. "Nature's Storehouse customers care about fresh, healthy food and this promotion will give them the opportunity to help everyone in our community have access to locally grown food."
GardenShare has worked to end hunger and strengthen our local food system since 1996. Originally formed as a network of gardeners sharing their extra harvest with local food pantries, GardenShare has since embraced a larger vision for the region, which is summarized in the slogan, "Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Everybody Eats." The organization's work to help low-income people access fresh, locally grown food and to strengthen the food system are designed to move the community toward GardenShare's mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County.