SIRCH rallies for rhubarb
If you have a rhubarb patch, SIRCH Community Services is asking you to donate some rhubarb to help the organization provide a serving of fruit alongside each free meal it gives out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
SIRCH is asking for rhubarb to be picked either Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 or Sunday, June 7, for the leaves to be trimmed off, and for the rhubarb to be placed in a bag. It can then dropped off at SIRCH’s Community Kitchen at 2 Victoria St. in Haliburton Village. Rhubarb can be 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 into desserts along with fruits, and SIRCH is aiming to make 1,000 servings of fruit into sauces, crisps and pies.
“In the past two months, SIRCH’s Community Kitchen has given away 4,131 meals and 1,060 soups,” SIRCH executive director Gena Robertson told the paper. “They are distributed through nine non-profit housing complexes, HHHS and other organizations, plus we do free take-out on weekends from SIRCH Central. A month ago we started giving a free serving of fruit with every meal, and have handed out nearly 1,000 servings. Fruit is expensive however, so to make this initiative last longer, we are holding our first ‘Rally for Rhubarb.’”
For more information, call 705-457-1742.