Haliburton resident Bill Gliddon drops an apple into a basket, as part of the collection of some 480 pounds of apples, which were processed by volunteers into 1,300 servings of apple sauce for this year’s Apple Sauce Project. The apple sauce is being distributed through the Community Kitchen Program run by SIRCH. /DARREN LUM Staff

Apple Sauce Project provides community bounty

By Staff
This year’s Apple Sauce Project effort is bringing 1,300 servings of apple sauce to be given to seniors in the Highlands thanks to the generosity of residents, who harvested the autumn bounty from community trees and donated 480 pounds of apples for the cause.
The annual autumn effort helps to provide access to a nutritional source of food, fulfilling a need for seniors and those who are vulnerable, particularly during the autumn and winter months.
Eric Wolfe, SIRCH coordinator of marketing and promotion said this is an effective way to get the community involved by asking them to donate from community trees. He adds from their research, providing the apple sauce helps to address a gap in social services.
The apple sauce was processed by volunteers and will be distributed through the Community Kitchen Program to seniors and to those in need. Unlike other years, when the coordination includes multiple groups of FoodNet, this year SIRCH took on the effort because of changing COVID-19 protocols.
The Apple Sauce Project has been held since 2014.