Community Services Consortium

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Woodshare Program

Multiple gleaning groups from CSC’s Linn Benton Food Share program share a wood glean donated by Benton Habitat for Humanity. Seen from left to right: front row: Sean Briggs & Betty Briggs from Harrisburg Harvesters; Jerry Rice from Central Valley ; Pat Danton from Alsea Valley Gleaners; Jeff Kerchaw from Central Valley Gleaners ; Middle: Don Harris from Alsea Valley Gleaners Back: Joe Danton from Alsea Valley Gleaners.Wood Share, a program of the Linn Benton Food Share Gleaners.

Linn Benton Food Share Gleaning Groups spent many weeks gathering wood donated by Benton County Habitat for Humanity, the City of Corvallis, Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Benton County, private citizens from Linn and Benton counties as well as several local tree removal services. Gleaners share wood in the same way they share food with their low income members, 50 percent will go to adoptees, elderly and disabled gleaning members. Woodshare was helped through CSBG ARRA money used to coordinate the Program.

“We are fortunate to have partners like Benton County Habitat for Humanity and all the other agencies donating wood,” said Susan James, Gleaning and Volunteer Coordinator for Linn Benton Food share, a program of Community Services Consortium. “Our Wood Share gleaners have been very busy this year.”

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