A Prison Farm Gets in on Hunger Action Month

Faced with a of 4,500-case surplus of fresh squash, a North Carolina prison that’s also a working farm just made a huge fall produce donation to the needy. 

Faced with a of 4,500-case surplus of fresh squash, a North Carolina prison that’s also a working farm just made a huge fall produce donation to the needy. The medium–security Caledonia Correctional Institution ordinarily sells the harvest from its 7,300-acre farm in local markets. But this year it sent five tractor-trailers–worth of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina—an organization that provided nearly 861,000 meals for more than 10,000 hungry children last year alone.

The donation was organized as a part of Feeding America Hunger Action Month, which runs through the end of September.

For more information, including how to get involved, find it here.

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