What is the Senior Produce Produce Box Project? A Milestones Area Agency on Aging pilot project designed to reduce food insecurity for seniors. It's a community effort composed of Milestones, First Presbyterian Church, Gerst Family Gardens, Burlington Farmer's Market and others who want to donate fresh produce or time.
Who Benefits? Seniors age 60+ at risk of hunger and food insecurity.
Why? Iowans and seniors consume some of the lowest quantities of produce in the nation. This project helps seniors who would otherwise have to decide between medications and food.
Who Can Donate? Family farms, church gardens, unsold farmers market wares, home garden extras, grocery store produce.
Produce Collection Days: Thursday afternoons 1-4 PM, July to September 2017.
Produce Collection Drop-Off: Milestones Area Agency on Aging, 509 Jefferson St., Burlington, IA. Please call ahead to arrange for drop-off.
For more information: call, email or text Lynda Murray, RDN - Milestones' Fresh Conversations Coordinator - (319)759-2532 or LyndaM306@aim.com