Pantry partners with CSA

  • Jason Woodworth, left, and John Sandri of Farmer John’s Plot visit the Peterborough Food Pantry. COURTESY PHOTO

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:20PM

The Peterborough Food Pantry is pleased to announce a new seasonal partnership with Farmer John’s Plot, a community supported agriculture farm in Dublin.

Beginning in May, the pantry will receive boxes of local fresh vegetables, which will be distributed to pantry customers.

“It’s important to our board and volunteers to give out as much healthy food as we can. This new relationship allows us to have more regular organically grown food available during the season,” said Christine Mann, Board president.

The pantry is able to enter into this new relationship, thanks to a generous donation from a Peterborough resident who asks to remain anonymous.

Farmer John’s Plot was founded in the summer of 2010 as a project to bolster the local food movement in the greater Monadnock region.

“Farmer John’s Plot is very excited to partner with the Peterborough Food Pantry as part of our core nonprofit mission to make local, sustainable food more accessible to low-income families. We feel that the food pantry is a wonderful organization to make that happen, thanks to their lean operation.

“They employ very efficient use of resources to make sure the most quality and quantity food gets into people homes. The possibility of more farm-to-food-pantry-partnerships like this is a promising idea that we hope more communities can coalesce around," said John Sandri, farm founder.

The Peterborough Food Pantry, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization located at 25 Elm St., distributes food to 300-plus needy families from 13 towns every month.  The pantry is open 9 a.m. to noon, Monday throughFriday. It is in its 20th year of operation.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/peterboroughfoodpantry.