Garden share project to benefit cancer patients [UPDATED]Published 10:15am Monday, September 10, 2012 Updated 12:15pm Monday, September 10, 2012
In partnership with the United Way of Otter Tail County, Lake Region Healthcare is sponsoring a fresh garden produce giveaway at the Cancer Care and Research Center. Donations of fresh garden produce from the public are needed to help patients incorporate more fresh, healthy foods into their diets.bod
“This is a great opportunity for our community to directly support patients dealing with a chronic illness”, says Jason Bergstrand, Wellness Coordinator at the Cancer Center. “Eating more fruits and vegetables is one of the best things we can do for our health. It’s human nature to want to help those in need but often times we don’t have the means or know how to assist others. This project allows for members of the community to respond in an easy and practical way.”
If you have extra produce from your garden that you can share, you are asked to deliver those items to the Cancer Center located at 908 S. Cascade St. Fergus Falls between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.
Volunteers from the United Way will be on hand to organize the donated foods and then redistribute them back to patients. “We are already hearing a lot of positive feedback from members of the community who want to donate food. This is an exciting opportunity for us to be participating in such a meaningful community service project,” said Mary Phillipe, Director of the United Way of Otter Tail County.