Health unit dietitian Rosie Kadwell stands in front of an apple tree near the Haliburton library branch. Kadwell is reminding the public of this year’s Apple Sauce Project. Community partners are teaming up to organize apple donations picking and processing to make sauce. The apple sauce is to be distributed with Meals on Wheels and SIRCH Frozen Meals and through local food banks. /DARREN LUM Staff

Apple Sauce Project looking for help

Published Sept. 11 2018

Organizers of the Apple Sauce Project are once again collecting the county’s apples and making it into sauce. The community initiative takes unused apples from local trees transforms them into sauce freezes it and distributes it to seniors and families in need.

Anyone who wants to donate apples grown locally is asked to get in touch with organizers. They’re also looking for volunteers to pick apples and others to make the sauce.

Donations can be dropped off in Haliburton Village:

SIRCH Central 2 Victoria St. Haliburton (next to the laundromat)

Sept. 18 and 19 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 705-457-1742

To volunteer to pick apples during the week of Sept. 17 call and leave a message: Haliburton – Nancy Brownsberger at 705-457-2941 ext. 2926

Volunteers will process the apples into apple sauce on Tuesday Sept. 25 and Wednesday Sept. 26 at the SIRCH Community Kitchen in the village of Haliburton. Contact Jay McIvor at SIRCH Central 705-457-1742 to help.

The apple sauce is distributed with Meals on Wheels SIRCH Frozen Meals and through local food banks.

The Apple Sauce Project is a partnership with Haliburton County FoodNet SIRCH HHHS Community Support Services Division Minden Community Food Centre Highlands East Community Cooks HKPR District Health Unit Municipality of Dysart et al The Municipality of Highlands East Entrée Plus Haliburton County Echo and people like you who donate their apples or time!