Submitted by SIRCH Community Services
The Apple Sauce Project is a community initiative that turns unused apples from local trees into apple sauce, which is then frozen and distributed to seniors and families through Meals on Wheels, SIRCH Frozen Meals, and through local food banks. The project is a great example of ensuring everyone in our community has access to fresh, local and nutritious food.
If you have apple trees, and are not sure what to do with all those apples, consider donating them to the Apple Sauce Project. Donations of your picked apples are greatly appreciated! You can drop off your picked apples to Lakeside Baptist Church at 9 Park Street in Haliburton on Monday, Sept. 21 between noon and 3 p.m.
“Since its inception in 2014, the Apple Sauce Project has made over 10,400 servings of fruit,” according to the records of SIRCH Community Services who has been involved from the beginning.
The Apple Sauce Project is facilitated this year by community partnerships:
- Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
- SIRCH Community Services
- Haliburton Highlands Health Services – Community Support Services
- Entrée Plus
- Haliburton County FoodNet
- Local food banks
If you have any questions, please give SIRCH a call at 705-457-1742.