Virtual PV Summer Program – Olean, NY

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Betty, a PV from upstate New York, and a group of volunteers help with weekly distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers to low income households at no cost to the residents. This program, known as Veggie Wheels, raises funds through fundraisers and grants that are then used to purchase fruits and vegetables. This program was the brainchild of one of their friends 6 years ago. Currently they provide the fruits and vegetables to 100-150 families or individuals each week throughout the summer months. Using their own cars, they pick up the fruits and vegetables which are then taken to a central area where they are bagged for distribution to five sites, three housing projects and two senior citizen homes.

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