BLACKSBURG –The 100+ Women Who Care NRV recently voted to make their most recent contribution to the New River Valley Glean Team, and following their final meeting of 2020, the organization presented the Glean Team with a check for $10,600.
Christy Gabbard, a member of both the 100+ WWC and Glean Team, put forth the organization for consideration. The NRV Glean Team provides nutritious and locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables to thousands of families throughout the New River Valley by growing food in large gardens, collecting food from local farmers and farm field, and purchasing bulk potatoes twice a year. They then distribute the crops to local food-insecure families and hunger relief organizations in the community.
With the support from 100+ WWC, the Glean Team purchased materials for a high tunnel to extend the growing season and protect crops from insect infestations. They also applied for a USDA matching grant. Extra food production is especially critical now that more families and individuals are faced with food insecurity because of the pandemic.
In accepting the check, Glean Team founder John Galbraith, said, “The Glean Team so greatly appreciates the generosity of the 100+ Women Who Care. Their support to us and to other community-based charitable and service groups is an inspiration. The group exemplifies the spirit of charitable giving.”
More information about the NRV Glean Team is available at https://www.facebook.com/NRVGleanTeam/.
The 100+ WWC meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October via ZOOM because of the pandemic. All interested women are invited to join to support local nonprofits that make the New River Valley a better place to live.
The group’s membership area includes the counties of Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski and Floyd and the City of Radford. More information about the 100+ WWC New River Valley is available at www.100womenwhocarenrv.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 6:15 p.m.