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SIRCH rallies for rhubarb

If you have a rhubarb patch SIRCH Community Services is asking you todonate some rhubarb to help the organization provide a serving of fruitalongside each free meal it gives out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIRCH is asking for rhubarb to be picked either Friday June 5 SaturdayJune 6 or Sunday June 7 for the leaves to be trimmed off and for therhubarb to be placed in a bag. It can then dropped off at SIRCH’sCommunity Kitchen at 2 Victoria St. in Haliburton Village. Rhubarb canbe dropped of between noon and 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.on each of Saturday and Sunday.

The rhubarb will be baked intodesserts along with fruits and SIRCH is aiming to make 1000 servingsof fruit into sauces crisps and pies.

“In the past two monthsSIRCH’s Community Kitchen has given away 4131 meals and 1060 soups”SIRCH executive director Gena Robertson told the paper. “They aredistributed through nine non-profit housing complexes HHHS and otherorganizations plus we do free take-out on weekends from SIRCH Central. A month ago we started giving a free serving of fruit with every mealand have handed out nearly 1000 servings. Fruit is expensive howeverso to make this initiative last longer we are holding our first ‘Rallyfor Rhubarb.’”

For more information call 705-457-1742.

– Staff