Inmates donate 36,313 pounds of produce

In addition to the Montgomery and Davidson facilities, participating prisons included Brown Creek Correctional Institution, Polkton; Odom CI, Jackson; Burke Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) center, Morganton; Carteret Correctional Center, Newport; Pamlico CC, Bayboro; New Hanover CC, Wilmington; Rutherford CC, Spindale; Robeson CRV, Lumberton; Hoke CC, Raeford; Avery Mitchell CI, Spruce Pine; Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, Black Mountain; Lumberton CI, Lumberton; Pender CC, Burgaw; Johnston CI, Smithfield; North Carolina CIW, Raleigh; Caldwell CC, Lenoir; Lincoln CC, Lincolnton; and Forsyth CC, Winston-Salem.

Fresh produce is one of the most expensive and scarcest commodities in North Carolina food banks, and Harvest Now sought the NCDPS prison system’s help in providing reliable, local sources of donated fresh produce. Harvest Now donates $7,000 worth of seeds to the prisons and CRV centers, and the facilities work with local community colleges or agricultural extension offices for expertise and advice on planting and tending their gardens.

Source: Inmates donate 36,313 pounds of produce


Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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