St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus sponsors farm project to feed the hungry

Submitted Photo Last year's farming project yielded more than 1,800 pounds of potatoes; with a larger field and onions added to the mix, this project will feed even more families in the Chester County area.

The St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus will again be sponsoring a farm planting project on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a family-oriented project, so all are welcome to work together and plant a field with seeding potatoes and onions.

Last year, with the help of the Cub Scouts, Youth Group and other family volunteers, the project harvested more than 1,800 pounds of potatoes. This year, we are excited to have expanded the field size and we will be planting onions as well. The group will return later in the summer to harvest the crops.

The potatoes and onions grown will be donated to the Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown, Chester County Food Bank and other local food pantries.

To sign up, go to the Knights of Columbus website at <http://kofc13141.org> or contact Joe Brennan at joeb@canbascampers.com.

The farming project will be held at Route 100, four miles north of Ludwig’s Corner (Routes 100 and 401). The field is located on the right side of the road between Prizer’s/Little’s John Deere Store (on the left) and Pughtown Road.

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