Nourish Wellness is having our 3rd annual seed share. Not only do we donate seeds to school and community gardens, we give seeds to food banks as well. :)
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service, a few Nourish Wellness members volunteered at Alameda County Community Food Bank. We bagged large boxes of pears and apples, that will be delivered to local food banks and pantries. These organizations then share the produce with elders, families, and community members in need.
“The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our founder, Nia Hill, occasionally volunteers at Merritt College Food Bank. Today she brought by a donation of seeds and plant starts, from Merritt College's Landscape Horticulture Department. Ms. Hill gave gardening advice while checking in food bank clients.
Merritt College Food Bank provides free produce/groceries for Merritt College students and community members. Room D-144 The food bank is usually every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12pm-4pm. Upcoming dates: Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Dec. 13. Volunteers needed! For more information, go to: http://www.merritt.edu/wp/foodbank/
Nourish Wellness' food resource program creates food resource brochures and flyers. This program also donates plant starts, and connects those in need to food sources.