Farm Fresh Donations from the Y

cabbage being weighed on scale in Rowan Cabarraus county

Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots

The Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA donated nearly 10,500 pounds of fresh produce planted and grown by volunteers and staff in 2021 at its Share the Harvest Community Farm.

“One of my most notable memories regarding the mission on the farm was when I delivered our produce to Operation Breadbasket right before Christmas 2020. They already had the distribution laid out. Plenty of calories with macaroni, ramen noodles, cornmeal, crackers, etc., but zero fresh vegetables til we got there. The cabbage with loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants made such a different for the people picking up food the next day,” said David Goforth, former farm manager and current volunteer.