Keeping it Fresh at the Daystation

Posted On August 19, 2014 By | No Comments on Keeping it Fresh at the Daystation

Eating well can be a challenge regardless of income bracket. Anyone who has ever been on a budget knows that finding affordable produce can be an especially difficult task. Thanks to the Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue, the Daystation has been able to serve fresh vegetables every day to our clients.  We serve lunch at the Daystation, 365 days a year, as a part of the services we provide for folks struggling with or are at risk of homelessness.

The Intervale Center is a local organization that is dedicated to promoting sustainable land use, increasing access to fresh farm foods, and engaging the community in the food system. COTS is a member of Intervale’s Free Food Share, meaning we receive 20-50 pounds of fresh food per week to serve the Daystation clients and some of our guests in Family Shelter.

Single Adult Shelters Coordinator, Tim Coleman, presents the client-run Daystation garden

Clients have been commenting on how nice it is to have the fresh vegetables- summer squash, zucchini, and salad greens have become a staple on the Daystation menu and are often accompanied with a discussion surrounding the produce and how clients might like to prepare it.

One client has even planted a beautiful garden in front of the Daystation with herbs, donated by Gardener’s Supply Company, that are used to season the lunches!

We would love to thank The Intervale Gleaning Project for giving us the opportunity to give out clients healthy, hearty, locally grown foods. To learn more about the project, click here.

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