Saturday morning at 11, magic happens with our local growers and charity -- here's how you can help:

Amazing things are happening here in the Yakima Valley that are making a global
impact on malnourishment and world hunger. Generous growers from across the Valley have been donating bins of apples to a project called Sharing the Harvest, facilitated by Wiley Heights Covenant Church (Yakima, WA).
. The generosity of these growers enables Wiley Heights
to hold a pre-sale of apples to churches within their denominational family, the Evangelical Covenant Church, including Yakima Covenant Church and Selah Covenant Church
. The proceeds from these sales go directly to a research and training farm in the Central African Republic (CAR),a country which ranks as having one of the highest mortality rates in the world and is plagued with chronic malnutrition, especially
for children
. This farm is equipping small farmers with training,
tools, and a body of research that helps ensure that the crops that are grown are the most
beneficial for their family and community.
On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11am over 1000 pounds of donated Yakima apples will be bagged and distributed by participating churches after raising more than $10,000
for a research and training farm in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Generous Yakima Valley growers committed to donating bins of ap
ples to make the sale possible and 100% of the sales
are able to be given to the farm. Other local Yakima businesses
and individuals have gotten involved donating bags, boxes,
labor, and graphic design work.
Individual churches held pre-sales of apples.Ten
pound bags of apples were sold for $10, which is the cost
of planting two fruit trees at the Centred ’Expérimentation et de Formation Agricole
(Center for Experimentation and Training in Agriculture)
in the CAR.
Now in its third year, the hope is for the project to grow if more donated apples can be secured in the future. This project is done with the help of Foods Resource Bank, a national organization that “raises resources to support the capability and desire of small farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger.”
The funds are raised predominately through growing projects in
agricultural communities across the United States

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