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‘Grow-A-Row’ Garden Benefiting Winnipeg Harvest

September 13, 2013 8:38 AM | News

Winnipeg Harvest - Grow-A-Row

Volunteers show off vegetables harvested from the community garden at James Richardson International Airport that will go to Winnipeg Harvest, Friday, September 13, 2013. (WAA / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg HarvestCommunity organizations harvested their vegetable gardens on Friday to help feed hungry families who rely on Winnipeg Harvest.

Staff and volunteers involved with the Grow-A-Row Project presented dozens of boxes of fresh garden produce to the food bank at the James Richardson International Airport this morning.

The vegetables have been growing at the Harvest garden site behind the 7-Eleven on Wellington Avenue.

“One of our guiding principles at the Winnipeg Airports Authority has been to be a responsible member of the community,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “For 2013, we are proud to have teamed with the organizations who reflect that desire to serve, whether through meeting people’s travel needs or helping in this way, to make our city a better place.”

Participating organizations include Red River College, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, Manitoba Trucking Association, 7-Eleven and St. James MLA Deanne Crothers.

Updated at 2:10 p.m.