SAGE has begun distributing excess produce to those in need in the community.
One of the three goals in the SAGE Produce Distribution Policy states that “excess produce (should be made) available free to those in need in our community”.
This process had a happy beginning before Christmas, when vegetables were provided to the Moruya Women and Childrens’ Service refuge. The refuge had a full house in December. Residents are expected to provide their own food, but have very little money. The refuge coordinators said that fresh vegetables and fruit are extremely good for people who are under a lot of stress. So far the refuge has been supplied with silverbeet, green beans, rocket, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, fruit and eggs on a regular basis, twice or three times a week. The residents and staff are very pleased with these contributions.
Any SAGE members who would like to contribute excess produce from their home gardens should contact Caroline Power (phone 4474 0498) or email the SAGE Secretary.