Disabled veterans, school children to harvest apples at URI orchard for food pantries, Sept. 16 & 18

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WHO: Disabled veterans from the Veterans Resource and Recovery Center, Providence, and children from the Compass 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: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. (veterans) and Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. (school children).

WHERE: The orchards at the rear of URI’s 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.