Anita Johnson

Preserves Reserves’ Anita Johnson shows off a jar of pickled beets fresh out of the canning bath.

Preserves Reserves is one of the Loving Spoonful’s efforts to capture the goodness of local donated food for use by 25 of Kingston’s shelters and hot meal programs.

On a night in late August, the group made apple sauce and blanched zucchini and patty pans for freezing.

“I like it because cool people come here,” she says. Anita knows a thing or two about cool – her other job involves running the Roswell Rehearsal space for bands and musicians. “I’m all about communities.”