Several young gardeners have banded together as “Sustainable, Healthy, Informational, Friendships,” or SHIFT, to grow and donate nutritious, organic produce to the Ferndale Food Bank in Whatcom County. Over the recent Memorial Day Weekend, Elizabeth Hand, Ryan England, and Kevin Rietveld made their first delivery to the food bank: 40 pounds of fresh, organic lettuce and spinach. After their delivery, these generous young farmers headed back to their fields to plant more crops! Clients at the Ferndale Food Bank have tomatoes, chard, peppers, and more produce to look forward to later this summer.
Visit shiftfoods.org to learn more about these amazing young people and their mission to provide produce to their Whatcom County neighbors in need.
Plus – watch King 5’s story about SHIFT.