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Disabled veterans, school children to harvest apples at URI orchard for food pantries, Oct. 9 & 13

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

October 8, 2009

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WHO: Veterans from the VA Medical Center, Providence, and kindergarten students from the Meadowbrook Waldorf School, Kingston, along with URI students and Master Gardeners.

WHAT: The volunteers will harvest apples from the URI orchards for distribution to food pantries in Rhode Island.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (school children) and Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (veterans).

WHERE: The orchards at the rear of URIís East Farm on Route 108 in Kingston, half mile south of Route 138.

CONTACT: For more information about covering this event, contact Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Communications & Marketing at 401-874-7892 or tmcleish@uri.edu or Vanessa Venturini at 401-874-2900.