Leamington volunteers slice and dice 250K servings of food for remote First Nation communities – CBC

‘What we do here gives life to many people’

Dec 13, 2017

Alison Klassen holds an orange carrot that’s nearly as thick and wide as a can of Pringles.

That giant carrot is set to be sliced up along with thousands of other similar-sized vegetables then dried out and packaged as soup mix to be sent to six remote First Nations communities in northern Ontario this week.

“It’s a beautiful carrot,” said Klassen, describing the produce that was donated by growers in the Leamington area.

“It’s just big, they would throw these out,” she said, explaining the vegetable is simply too big for processing machines.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/gleaners-feed-sandy-lake-first-nation-1.4445022

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