Cooperstown Farmers' Market holding food drive for those in need

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is holding a food drive in honor of National Farmers Market Week.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 6:07 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is holding a food drive in honor of National Farmers Market Week.

They are working with the Cooperstown Food Pantry, and others, to collect items and cash donations.

The market is open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents can buy food from the farmers market and donate it directly to the pantry, to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteer Joseph Perdue says this might be the only opportunity for struggling families to get nutritious food.

“We are passionate about not just feeding people high quality nutritious food, especially produce. At times, produce can be expensive and is hard for low income families feel secure, and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to eat healthy regardless of their income," he said.

Anyone in need of assistance is asked to call the food pantry at 607-547-8902.

The Cooperstown Food Pantry served more than 750 people a month throughout 2019.

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