When you vegetable garden, when the cucumbers come it, there is a plethora of them. More than you, your family, friends and neighbors can possibly eat. Same goes for squash, peppers, eggplants. And yes, even tomatoes.
And every year, I would get stressed out because a fresh picked veggie is a time bomb. And we worked so hard to grow the things, but there is no physical way to eat them all or give them away.
But I have found a solution. Most food banks in this country are desperate for fresh produce. If you want a sugary snack, they have those for days. Fresh vegetable are a rarity. So through Share Our Strength and some asking around, I found a food bank near my house and will be donating the extras to them.
I am of the lucky ones. I do not have to stress about how to make food stretch or if I have to take my kid to the doctor or put gas in the car. And I have more than enough cucumbers this week.
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