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March 2013


Chopin Hall

CHOPIN Hall Begins Fresh Vegetable Program

Rita Camper, President

Bobbie Dahlstrom, Vice-President

John Snyder, Treasurer

Linda Ewing, Secretary


Board Members

Bill Gault

Sue Iliff

Dave Patrickson

For nearly 29 years CHOPIN Hall has been on the front lines of food distribution and serves as the primary source of boxed food in Hancock County. In an effort to not only hand out food to people in need in our community, but to provide nutritional, healthy,

and good tasting food we recently began distributing fresh vegetables. The vegetables are received from Apio GreenLine Foods in Bowling Green. In our first several ship- ments we received green beans, wax beans, carrots, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauli-

flower, celery, and sugar snap peas. People coming to CHOPIN for food have been of- fered any amount of the vegetables that they can use.

To help those people getting the vegetables understand ways to enjoy them, OSU Ex- tension Office Family Nutrition Program Assistant Karen McDougall has been offering food samples to those coming to CHOPIN Hall for assistance. There are some people who have never had fresh vegetables so giving them a sample with instructions on how to prepare the food is vital. Celery spread with peanut butter and green beans cooked with onions and bullion are several of the ways Karen has shared vegetables with clients.

Carl Peschel

Ruth Ann Richards

Jim Roemer

Steve Switzer

Steve Walburn

We hope this program will increase the nutritional value of the food being received by people in need. In addi- tion, we would like this program to influence people to incorporate other fresh fruits and vegetables into their diets, as well as to increase interest in gardening this summer.

WaysYou Can Help CHOPIN Hall

  • Donate personal care items to CHOPIN, such as laundry detergent, dish soap, and shampoo.

  • Make a monetary donation during the months of March and April to have your donation count for the Feinstein Challengesee page 3 for more information.

  • Contribute food to the Boy Scouts of America’s annual food drive, scheduled for March 9th. CHOPIN Hall receives some of the food gathered from this event.

  • Continue to save your Great Scot register receipts and turn them in to CHOPIN Hall.

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