The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will conduct a food drive for Casa San Francisco from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 in the Richard Shields Elementary School parking lot, 910 Shields Ave., Lewes.
Casa San Francisco offers an emergency shelter providing housing and three daily meals for up to 12 adults for a maximum of 30 days, a food cooperative helping families and individuals stretch their limited incomes by providing a supplemental bag of groceries once every month, and an Emergency Food Pantry stocked with donated food for persons who are in crisis and cannot buy food.
The drive will also be held Nov. 17.
The market is continuing to gather together donated food from vendors to give to Casa San Francisco. Customers can purchase something fresh from a vendor and bring it to the HLFM table at the market to donate to the food bank. The food bank has requested spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned fruits/vegetables/soups, boxed cereal, powdered or shelf stable milk, rice and beans.
Farmers/producers will offer Brussel sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, collard greens, peppers, white and orange cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, beets, winter squashes, lettuces, apples, artisanal cheeses, mushrooms, oysters, cider, lamb, pork, jams and jellies, milk, yogurt, baked goods and flowers for the table.
The market continues its SNAP — EBT food stamps — program. To help lower economic barriers to local, healthy food, the market matches up to $20 each participant each week with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP participants are encouraged to come to the SNAP tent at the market to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to use at the market.
For more, visit historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.