It’s Apple Drop Saturday and the Agriplex Needs Your Help!

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CULLMAN – The North Alabama Agriplex is sending out a call for help for this Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 1714 Tally Ho St. in Cullman near the bowling alley. Volunteers are encouraged to come for part of the day or the entire time to help bag up apples.

Approximately 10,000-15,000 pounds of apples will be dropped off at the Agriplex and will need to be bagged up by volunteers on Saturday. From there, the apples will be donated to many local food banks that serve the citizens in need in Cullman County.

The Easter season is generally a time of giving, much like the Christmas holidays. Volunteering is considered by many to provide an excellent opportunity to give back to one’s community and those less fortunate.

Grandparents and parents are encouraged to bring their families’ little ones to volunteer alongside them. As Agriplex director Rachel Dawsey noted in an interview in February, this is “an activity which can be shared by many generations.”

Last year over 2,800 pounds of produce were gathered and donated through the Agriplex’s Food for Life program. The Food for Life program and its partner, the Society of St. Andrews, has a mission of fighting food insecurities in our community. Agencies receiving the fresh produce included Cullman Caring for Kids, Victim Services, The Care Center and The Crossing.

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