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Curaleaf donates to support Ravena food program

Aug 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Capital Region Independent Media is reporting Revena-based Curaleaf, a medical cannabis manufacturer and dispenser, has donated the funds needed to buy fruits and vegetables for the food assistance program at the Hope Full Life Center. The program, Helping Harvest, serves struggling families at the center, located in Faith Plaza on Route 9W in Ravena. The Curaleaf support will make a steady supply of bananas, apples, green peppers, as well as staples like potatoes and onions, possible. Helping Harvest operates like any grocery store, but items are priced at least 50 percent less than at mainstream retail stores. Members must demonstrate their need by completing a membership application to qualify. “Our products help people manage chronic pain and other health challenges, but we’re also interested in improving the quality of life for people in the communities where we operate,” said Curaleaf's Nate McDonald. “Improving access to affordable fruits and vegetables is one way we can do this. We’re excited to be a Hope Full Life Center business supporter.” Curaleaf employs 40 people at its Ravena plant. Read the full story in The Ravena News-Herald.