* Do you want to engage in volunteer community-based work?
* Are you interested in helping reduce food waste while helping other in need?
Then, we are looking for YOU!
Every Monday a group of 4-5 ACG members (students, faculty, and staff) will gather at the Deree Admissions Office to go together to the Holargos’ Farmers Market at the market’s closing time to gather produce, donated by vendors, from the market stands. A representative of the Ieros Naos Faneromenis will be there to pick up the produce gathered by us. The initiative lasts approximately 90 minutes (14:15 – 16:30). Transportation is provided by ACG.
During the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the ACG Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES) through Office of Public Affairs, initiated a collaboration with the NGO ‘Boroume’ (“We Can”) by ‘adopting’ a farmers’ market. We have chosen the Holargos’ Farmers Market, which will support the philanthropic activities of Ieros Naos Faneromenis at Neo Psychiko. The volunteer initiative will continue in the 2019 – 2020 academic year, starting on Monday September 16.
Boroume is a non-profit organization whose mission to reduce food waste and to fight malnutrition in Greece aligns perfectly with the ACG sustainability efforts in terms of social responsibility and community engagement.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACG Farmers’ Market volunteer initiative has been put on hold until further notice.