Center for Internet Security donates time, supplies to Capital Roots

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A local high-tech internet firm recently went low-tech to help out a Capital Region charity.

Volunteers from the Center for Internet Security donated and delivered multiple carloads of supplies and donations to Capital Roots’ headquarters on River Street in Troy.

For more than four decades, Capital Roots has been working to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in the Capital Region.

They organize community gardens, improve access to healthy food, offer nutrition and horticulture education for all ages.

Capital Roots has transformed 55 parcels of public land into more than 900 garden plots across four counties, open to anyone who wants to grow their own foods and flowers. They also have a mobile market that travels the area, delivering fresh, affordable, local produce.

The donation of time and supplies is part of what the company calls CIS Cares, its volunteer program. They delivered gardening tools, fertilizer, rakes, irrigation supplies, and a lawnmower.

Volunteers also delivered a check for $2,195 that was raised by CIS employees and matched by the company.