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Food drive at Historic Lewes Farmers Market to benefit Casa San Francisco

November 10, 2017

This Saturday, Nov. 11, and next Saturday, Nov.18, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will conduct a food drive for the benefit of Casa San Francisco, located in Milton.

Casa San Francisco offers an emergency shelter providing housing and three daily meals for up to 12 adults for a maximum of 30 days, a food cooperative helping families and individuals stretch their limited incomes by providing a supplemental bag of groceries once every month, and an emergency food pantry stocked with donated food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food.

The market continues to glean (gather together donated food from vendors) to give to Casa San Francisco and customers can help with this. At these last two markets, customers can purchase something fresh from a vendor and bring it to the HLFM table at the market to donate to the food bank. And these are the specific non-perishable items that folks can bring to the market. The food bank has requested: spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf stable milk, rice, and beans.

Honor the HLFM's mission and the health needs of folk who use the food bank by providing healthy foods. These items may also be brought to the HLFM Table at the Market.

The Fall Market is located at the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot at the corner of Savannah Road and Sussex Drive, and is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon through Nov. 18.

More information about the market is available at historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.