Every Saturday, the Lewisburg Farmers Market is held at the fair grounds in Fairlea. But this week was a little different. They decided to collect food from local farmers and community members to help government employees that suffered during the government shutdown. 

Frank Willer, President of the Lewisburg Farmers Market, said this was the least they could do to help those in need. 

“It feels good,” Willer said.  “You know it’s the community and they are giving and giving it back. We are just facilitating it. It’s nice to be able to do this cause I’d hate to do without a pay check when I was younger.”

Mary Surbaugh was one of the main organizers for the collection. She said when people in the community are in need everyone comes together to help. With all the donations they received today, they will be able to help many families in need. 

“We just thank them,” Surbaugh said.  “It’s better to give then to receive,”

The Lewisburg Farmers Market is every Saturday at the State Fairgrounds in the Gus Douglas Building from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you were unable to attend the farmers market today, but would like to donate, you can contact the Lewisburg Farmers Market.