Allotment gardeners are asked to donate unused fruits and vegetables as part of a new initiative designed to help families across Newark and Sherwood.
Founded by the Newark and Sherwood District Council, Crop Drop offers allotment gardeners the opportunity to support the district’s residents with fresh fruits and vegetables.
As part of the campaign, the local council helps to link allotment gardens and food projects in the district.
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Council Chairman David Lloyd said: “This is a great initiative that I look forward to seeing grow and prosper over the next few months.
“Not only will this help our avid gardeners find suitable outlets for their surplus crops, but it will also provide families across the district with delicious ingredients and teach our younger generations how to grow, harvest and enjoy food.
“It is worth seeing that allotment gardeners support our communities. This initiative will really bring the community together and see how the local people help each other. “
On an agreed day, allotment gardeners can leave their leftover products in an arranged collection box on site, which is protected from the weather and hungry animals.
A volunteer driver then picks up the fruits and vegetables and transports them to a charity.
Charity projects then distribute the food to their recipients or use it in schools and children’s centers as part of a family cooking program.
Allotment gardeners interested in being part of the initiative can register with Helen Ellison by email at [email protected] or by calling 01636 655990 for more information.