Impact: 1,300 portions of apple sauce provided free to seniors and others who don’t have access to fruit in the winter.
The Apple Sauce Project is a community initiative that turns unused apples from local trees into apple sauce, then is frozen and distributed to seniors and families through Meals on Wheels, SIRCH Frozen Meals, and through local food banks.
The project is a great example of ensuring everyone in our community has access to fresh, local and nutritious food.
If you have apple trees, and are not sure what to do with all those apples, consider donating them to the Apple Sauce Project.
Donations of your picked apples are greatly appreciated! You can drop off your picked apples to SIRCH Community Kitchen, 2 Victoria Street, Haliburton (next to the laundromat) on Monday, September 16, 2019, or Thursday, September 19, 2019 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Volunteer to pick apples
Volunteers will be picking apples from local orchards on Monday, September 16, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17, 2019. To volunteer as an apple picker, contact Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 ext 2922.
Volunteer to make apple sauce
Volunteers will process the apples into apple sauce on Monday, September 23, 2019 and Tuesday, September 24, 2019. To volunteer as an apple sauce maker, contact Jay McIvor at 705-457-1742.
In 2019, the community partners facilitating the Apple Sauce Project are: