IRMO, S.C. — School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties is already helping those in need by feeding those 18 and younger all summer long. But starting today, they are taking on a new initiative.

Director of student nutrition for the district, Todd Bedenbaugh, has been working on hosting a free farmer’s market for families in need at the Irmo Village Apartments over the summer starting today. 

“This one definitely is unique for the whole district… for the whole country I think," Bedenbaugh tells us, "So the produce we’re donating today is free. So the families get free produce, you know, at other farmer’s markets families have to pay a low cost or whatever. But today and for the summer we’re going to have free produce for the families. I think its great for our community and great for our district.”

The district is working with WP Rawl farm to do this service for the community. They will even have some recipes available to go with the food families will be receiving.

This market will take place every Thursday this summer except July 4th. 

Causes event by District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties and Irmo High School International School for the Arts on Thursday, June 20 2019

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