For Immediate Release

New Philadelphia, OH — Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? Here’s a chance to help your community by assisting with the Donation Station at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market.

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 volunteers will engage with customers, collect donations, visit vendor stands to make purchases, organize produce and other foods, and assist with distribution. Volunteers will staff the table at the Farmers Market under the supervision and guidance of the Donation Station Intern

Volunteers are needed for the entire Farmers Market season, which runs through mid-October. Each Wednesday, the volunteers will help set up the Donation Station at the market and operate it from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. All necessary supplies and training will be provided. Those interested in volunteering should contact Rural Action 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