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      Food Bank to distribute 'Gardens in a Bucket'

      The Food Bank of Central New York is coordinating the distribution of 930 tomato plant "Gardens in a Bucket" and about 75 salad boxes. Each container, filled with soil, has either a tomato plant seedling or lettuce plants.Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is partnering with the food bank to get the fresh produce gardens to individuals and families who need help in fighting hunger.

      Volunteers will distribute the plants through food pantries in eleven counties from June 2 through June 22.For more information, visit www.foodbankcny.org. Here's the distribution schedule:

      Cayuga County

      * June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. - Fair Haven Community Food Cupboard on 14528 Richmond Avenue, Fair Haven

      * June 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Cato Chirstian Food Pantry on 2570 East Main Street, Cato

      Cortland County

      * June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon- Helping Hands Food Pantry on 60 Central Avenue, Cortland

      Lewis County

      * June 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. - Lowville Council of Churches Pantry on 7636 North State Street, Lowville

      Madison County

      * June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Salvation Army of Oneida Food Pantry on 123 Farrier Avenue, Oneida

      * June 22 at 11:15 a.m. - Canastota Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen on 144 Center Street, Canastota

      Oneida County

      * June 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. - Waterville Food Pantry on 145 Stafford Avenue, Waterville

      Onondaga County

      * June 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. - Seton Food Pantry on 3494 State Route 31, Baldwinsville

      * June 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - St. Lucy's Food Pantry on 432 Gifford Street, Syracuse

      * June 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. - Pilgrim Pantry on 310 Hatch Street, Syracuse

      * June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Temple Society of Concord Food Pantry on 910 Madison Street, Syracuse

      * June 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. - Basilica of Sacred Heart Food Pantry on 927 Park Avenue, Syracuse

      * June 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. - 1st Ukrainian Pentecostal Food Pantry on 3875 Warners Road Building B, Syracuse

      Oswego County

      * June 16 from noon to 3 p.m. - Human Concerns Center Food Pantry on 85 East 4th St, Oswego

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