Nurturing Hope: A Note From Maribeth
December 21, 2021
The energy of a bustling morning at the Farmers Market, the sweet tang of the first bite of a homegrown tomato, the excitement of a green seedling poking up through the soil, the comfort of sharing a homemade meal with a friend. These are the aspects of food that feed both our bodies and our spirits. These are the moments that help us feel connected in our community and at home in the world, and they are at the heart of the work of Community Food Initiatives.
As a member of Community Food Initiatives, your support to grow and share the harvest doesn’t only help prevent hunger; it also nurtures hope. Each dollar you invest helps provide crates full of local produce, storage space for donations, supplies for classroom lessons, and fuel for the CFI truck to travel to pantries. It also provides nourishment that improves families’ health, knowledge that increases beginning gardeners’ confidence, networks that increase cooperation between neighbors, and moments of beauty, connection, and joy that strengthen our community in deep, long-term ways that can’t be measured strictly in numbers.
Please join us in investing in the health, strength, and resilience of the local food system with a donation to support CFI’s work. Donate online by clicking here, or send a check in the mail to Community Food Initiatives, 94 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701.
Thank you for being part of growing and sharing the harvest this year and in years to come.
Executive Director, Community Food Initiatives