The fourth annual Bean Stringin' at Capitol Market is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to buy a pound, donate a pound and string a pound of beans to be given to Manna Meal to feed the hungry. Green beans from the event go directly to the soup kitchen where an afternoon crew will blanch and freeze them for the winter months ahead.
Manna Meal serves two meals a day, 365 days a year and is in its 38th year of operation. It is located at St. John's Episcopal Church, corner of Quarrier Street and Leon Sullivan Way.Manna Meal Garden note cards will be available at the Bean Stringin' for a $15 donation. The cards contain photographs of the garden assembled by volunteers. Proceeds go to help sustain the garden. Now in its fifth year of production, the garden provides the soup kitchen with about 3,000 pounds of produce and herbs each year. The produce is grown without pesticides.