Friday, October 12, 2012

Mary Baldwin VISTA contributes to Apple Day service tradition

As part of Mary Baldwin College's annual Apple Day festivities on October 2, NC Campus Compact VISTA Leah Pallant helped organize students for a gleaning excursion to a farm near Strasburg, VA that collected nearly 4,000 pounds of apples to be donated to Washington, D.C.-area food banks. Leah also helped a team of students harvest remaining produce from the community garden to go to a local food bank in Stanton, VA. As a food security VISTA working with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Project Grows, Apple Day service is just one way Leah is helping to engage the Mary Baldwin community with food needs in her area.
VISTA Leah Pallant (green sweater) encourages volunteers to get digging!

Read more about this fun fall project and check out photos at MBC's site here.