The Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)

The Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)

Ponoka Community Growing Project harvest this Friday

The Ponoka Community Growing Project, which has been contributing towards global food security for the past two decades, will be holding their annual harvest on Sept. 17, weather permitting.

This year marks the project’s 23rd harvest.

The field is located six miles north of the Ponoka Secondary Campus on Range Road 254.

Lunch will be provided to volunteers, starting at 1 p.m., followed by combining the 155 acres of barley. Everyone is welcome.

Those wanting to volunteer, either with setting up or combining, can contact Nieske Schuur at 403-704-5211 or Peter Doornenbal, 403-302-2545.

All proceeds go toward Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger and support food Security — when all people have “regular access to enough nutritious food to lead healthy and active lives.”

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