We’re being asked to donate to local food programs.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit says, at this time of year, more locally-grown food is becoming available.

As a result, gardeners and farmers are being asked to donate some of their produce to local food banks.

The health unit says an ongoing need for donations comes from a rising demand for fresh food.

Food-support programs assist a number of people in our community, and they can have access to fresh produce from local donations.

Farmers can also receive up to 25 per cent of their donation’s value as a tax credit through Ontario’s ‘Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers.’