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November 17, 2013

Healthier eating Food Hub’s goal

By BRIAN SMITH

Getting people to eat fresh fruits and vegetables is being made a little easier with the help of two local groups.

Weatherford Rotarians are hosting a Food Hub where the general public can receive a bag of approximately 15 fruits and veggies for just $5 every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m until sold out at the Weatherford Public Library, 1014 Charles St.

Rotary spokesperson Kay Huse said Weatherford Christian School has a similar event the fourth Saturday of every month at the same time and location.

Huse said for the months of November and December the event is being held the Saturday before Thanksgiving and Christmas (Nov. 23 and Dec. 21) to encourage the public to have a healthy holiday season.

“The mission of the program is for the public to have access to have healthy products at a nominal cost,” Huse said. “This is a wonderful program that allows the public to eat good and healthy food during the holidays.”

Huse said the hub is a service project for the Rotary, which does not make a cent on the project and in some cases, loses money.

“We sometimes have to make up a deficit depending on how much we get,” Huse said. “We usually pass the hat amongst those who are working, though.”

The State of Texas and Texas Health Resources work together on a grant to provide produce at the discounted cost. Rotary members have been working on the project for about three months, Huse said.

Crates and boxes of produce are provided from a vendor with Rotary and WCS volunteers taking the items and filling reusable bags with seasonal items such as apples, onions and more which are weighed out to ensure everyone gets about the same amount of items.

Huse said because of the no plastic policy, the bags are as appreciated as much as the produce. Walmart and other vendors provide the bags being used for the produce.

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