For the second straight year, Cape Capabilities is teaming up with Elder Expert services of Cape Cod & the Islands to deliver boxes of locally grown produce to homebound seniors in Barnstable County via the month of September.
Starting very last week and operating through the conclude of following week, a whole of 289 containers containing lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, eggplant, peaches, and apples, will be packaged at Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis by the nonprofit’s participants and volunteers.
When ready, the luggage will be shipped by Elder Solutions below the path of Diet Plan Supervisor Louis Eppers.
“Especially this yr with the pandemic, a whole lot of individuals we provide symbolize a vulnerable population,” Eppers reported. “This is a terrific way for them to get contemporary deliver securely sent to their residence, as a result staying away from heading out into the group and jeopardizing exposure. A good deal of our individuals are homebound and can’t depart their properties.”
Tracey Fraser, director of Cape Qualities Farm, claimed the partnership has served as an a must have teaching instrument for “our contributors about the worth of neighborhood provider and contributing to the effectively-currently being of other folks. The opportunity for our contributors, who will function aspect-by-facet with our volunteers planning and distributing these boxes of deliver, assists them to understand how their each day operate of increasing food at Cape Capabilities Farm can make a optimistic affect on the group.”
The joint venture is federally funded through the Seniors Farmers’ Marketplace Nourishment Method, which supplies reduced-profits seniors with obtain to locally developed fruits, veggies, honey, and herbs. Alongside with Barnstable County, Elder Expert services will be delivering related luggage of locally developed generate to seniors on Nantucket and Martha’s Winery in partnership with farmers on equally islands.
For in excess of 50 a long time, Cape Talents Farm in Dennis has been providing careers, properties, transportation, social and therapeutic products and services for people with disabilities across Cape Cod. Discover additional at www.capeabilities.org.