Volunteers needed to assist with holiday meals

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GardenShare received a Volunteer Generation Grant from the State of New York. The grant is a partnership project with the Canton and Potsdam Farmers Markets, Campus Kitchens, Church and Community Program, and the Free Will Dinner at the Canton United Methodist Church and has a goal of bringing more volunteers into anti-hunger work.

The two dinners rely heavily on college students to support their efforts. So, one of the challenges these programs have is the lack of volunteers when the college students are on break.

With the upcoming end-of-semester holiday break, we're looking for people who are willing to come in and help serve once or even more often. Children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Here are the details and the links to sign up.

Campus Kitchens - meal is served on Monday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts 1pm-8pm on December 19 and 26 and January 2 and 9. If you can help, a sign-up sheet can be found here. Questions can be directed to Ashlee Downing at 315-229-5135.

Free Will Dinner - meal is served on Wednesday evenings at the United Methodist Church in Canton and volunteers are needed from 4:00 to 6:00 to serve drinks, bus tables, and interact with guests. Maximum number for any one day is six volunteers. Volunteers are needed December 7, 14 and 21 and also January 4, 11, 18, and 25. If you can help any of these days, please go here to sign up.