Food Moxie is an organization that partners with schools and community organizations to provide hands-on education in gardening, farming, nutrition, and culinary arts. As working members of Weavers Way, my wife Kristen and I chose Food Moxie delivery as a way for us to fulfill our volunteer hours, while also providing a service to Philly public school kids. What’s a volunteer group or project you’re a part of? I’d love to know. Send me an email: [email protected]. This edition of Around the Block was originally published on Saturday, 11/21/20.
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Helping to Build a Healthy Community w/ Food Moxie
Weavers Way co-op is not only a spectacularly curated store (several great stores, actually), but it does so much good for our Philadelphia community. Especially those in need.
One of Weavers Way’s awesome projects is Food Moxie, which is an organization that partners with schools and community organizations to provide hands-on education in gardening, farming, nutrition, and culinary arts. Their goal is to provide tools and resources that allow communities to grow, cook, and enjoy healthy food. Check out their website to learn more. Studies have shown that kids who participate in growing fresh produce tend to eat more healthy veggies and more whole, less processed foods in general.
Food Moxie works with Philly public schools and of course, there has been no hands on learning since early March. So Food Moxie needs volunteers to deliver locally grown eggs and produce to students’ families, as well as first-aid salve kits, where students use locally grown herbs to make their own healing salve for their family to use.
As working members of Weavers Way, my wife Kristen and I chose Food Moxie delivery as a way for us to fulfill our volunteer hours, while also providing a service to Philly public school kids. On Wednesday, my family packed into the mini-van and we delivered a large produce box; a bag with kale, collards, and eggs; and the salve kits to 12 families-in-need throughout Northeast Philly. From picking up the goods at MLK High School (van packed to the brim) to our last delivery, it was a great experience for me and the entire family. Because of COVID-19, we just left the delivery outside their doors, but the few recipients we did meet were so appreciative. It was an awesome afternoon.
oading the car with local fresh produce, eggs, and ingredients for a homemade salve. Right:
Making a delivery.
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Some imagery in this e-newsletter was sourced via Food Moxie and Canva.