'Field of Greens' Puts Food on the Table This Christmas

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WZDX) - Volunteers in Madison County are working to help the less fortunate this holiday season.

On Monday morning, a group of 50 volunteers put their green thumbs to work to harvest cabbage and collard greens. Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison calls it his "field of greens."

"There's no greater joy in the world then to feed people," said Harrison.

Alabama A&M University provides the land off Meridian Street. Most of the volunteers are from the Society of Saint Andrew. It's a faith-based non-profit that works with farmers who allow the group to pick their surplus crops to help feed the hungry.

Volunteer Sally Warden said the project makes her feel good to help people in need.

"It's a great program that makes us all feel real good that we are able to take these really good, healthy, nutritional garden foods and get them out to the poor," Warden said.

The harvest program is in its 10th year. Later this week, nearly 3,000 cabbages and collard greens will be delivered throughout the community.


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