Carrboro farmers try to collect 1,000 pounds of food

Posted September 24, 2009 9:03 p.m. EDT

— Carrboro Farmers’ Market farmers are trying to collect 1,000 pounds of food to feed on the hungry.
Food is being collected at the farmer’s market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

"The farmers have donated over 8,000 pounds of marketable food since late May," said Margaret Gifford, Chapel Hill resident and founder of Farmer FoodShare. "Now we are challenging shoppers to follow the farmers' example. Shoppers can buy their groceries at the market and while they are there, donate a bag of food for the hungry."

The event will feature photos from nationally recognized photographer Donn Young of The North Carolina Hunger Project and educational information from hunger relief organizations from Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties. There will also be art activities for children.

The market is located at 301 W. Main St.