Produce tables available through FRESH Project

Share the Bounty tables will again be available throughout Shawano County this growing season. Sponsored by the FRESH Project, the tables are places where gardeners and others can donate fresh produce they’d like to share with others. Community members are then welcome to stop by a table and take what they can use to feed themselves or their families.

On average, more than 4,000 pounds of fresh produce has been distributed through the tables each of the last five years. “The donations of these vegetables and fruits make a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors,” said Barb Mendoza, executive director of the FRESH Project. “Large sections of Shawano County are food deserts, where a majority of the people live on low incomes and have limited access to a grocery store. Any donation of produce really does make eating a little better for an individual or family in our area.”

Share the Bounty tables are available at the following locations and times:

Shawano

Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center, 218 E. Richmond St. Monday through Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. After hours, leave produce on blue lift in rear of building.

Goodwill, 300 Lakeland Road. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Culligan of Shawano, 430 S. Main St. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Shawano Area Matthew 25, 213 E. Green Bay St. Drop off Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pick up Tuesday noon to 2 p.m.

Safe Haven, 380 Lakeland Road. Drop off anytime at front desk.

Bowler

Mohican Family Center, Camp 14 Road. Drop off and pick up 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stockbridge-Munsee Food Distribution Center, N8476 Moh He Con Nuck Road. Drop off and pick up 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Keshena

St. Michael’s Catholic Church, N816 State Highway 47-55. Drop off first and third Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pick up same days 1-3 p.m.

Bonduel

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 240 E. Green Bay St. Drop off second Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at church office; pick up second Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.

Cecil

St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 407 S. Warrington Ave. Drop off fourth Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; pick up same days 1-4 p.m.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood

Wittenberg Community Center, 208 W. Vinal St. Drop off and pick up Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or when center is open.

Gresham

Commercial property at 1219 S. Main St. Drop off and pick up any time.

Marion

Momma’s House of Hope, 121 E. Garfield St. Drop off and pick up any time.

Navarino

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, W6106 Navarino Road. Drop off third Saturday before 10 a.m.; pick up same days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tigerton

Anita Haircut, 309 Cedar St. Drop off and pick up any time.

The FRESH Project’s work, including Share the Bounty tables, is made possible through the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region and community and private donations. For information about the project or to donate or volunteer, contact Mendoza at 715-526-5206 or barbara@thefreshproject.org, or visit www.thefreshproject.org.