Vegetables grow for young and old

PATHFINDERS has started donating vegetables to Meals on Wheels so they can provide elderly people with fresh produce.

Already the youth services organisation has supplied 700 cobs of corn and plenty of potatoes from its Tilbuster Station.

The crops at Tilbuster are tended by young people who are clients of Pathfinders and EACH.

It’s a testament to the resilience of our young people

Alan Brennan, Pathfinders chief executive

Pathfinders chief executive Alan Brennan said without those young people they could not have grown a crop on Tilbuster.

“It’s a testament to the resilience of our young people that they have been able to produce such a crop of vegetables in some of the worst conditions the area has seen in a decade,” he said.

The donation coincides with Meals on Wheels opening its own commercial kitchen which allows them to prepare their own meals.  

Meals on Wheels coordinator Jo Heslin said the new deal worked out for everyone.

COMMUNITY: Charlie Winter, Alan Brennan, Jeremy Pudge, Rob Taber and Jo Heslin with kids benefiting from the community partnership. Photo: Tim Barnsley

COMMUNITY: Charlie Winter, Alan Brennan, Jeremy Pudge, Rob Taber and Jo Heslin with kids benefiting from the community partnership. Photo: Tim Barnsley