Turner Food Pantry accepting donations


TUNRNER  — The Turner Food Pantry and Hummingbird Farm Greenhouse are partnering to help reduce hunger in Turner. During Memorial Day weekend, Saturday to Monday, May 29 to 31, the food pantry will accept donations of cash and nonperishable foods at Hummingbird Farm Greenhouse, 202 Bean St., North Turner.

In addition, Turner Food Pantry representatives will be available to provide more information on the Plant a Row for the Hungry Program, which encourages gardeners to plant an additional row of vegetables in their gardens and donate the extra produce to their local food bank or soup kitchen. Volunteers will also have nutrition facts provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will share information on how nonresidents can help their local food bank.

The food pantry, operated by the North Turner Presbyterian Church, is housed in an addition to the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center in North Turner. Open from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month, the pantry serves Turner residents who are experiencing difficult times.

For more information, contact Hummingbird Farm at 224-8220 or Punk and LaVerna House at 224-7913.