For Immediate Release

New Philadelphia, OH — When the Tuscarawas County Farmers Market opens its 14th season on June 1, shoppers will discover a new way to address food insecurity in the community – a Donation Station.

The Donation Station solicits food and monetary donations each week to purchase produce from local growers. The food that’s purchased is then delivered to individuals facing food insecurity. The Donation Station is staffed with local volunteers and an intern who will engage with customers, collect donations, visit vendor stands to make purchases, organize produce and other foods, and assist with distribution.

The Rural Action North Programs Office is working with Community Food Initiatives to bring the Donation Station to the market, which will be open every Wednesday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 12. Donations can be made in the form of produce or monetary funds.

Those looking to volunteer should contact Rural Action’s Northern Programs Office at 330-859-1050, or email

Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at


Johna Metcalf
Northern Programs VISTA
(330) 859-1050

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