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Posted 9 months ago

It is AmeriCorps πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ week and we want to highlight πŸ’‘ the transformational work of our Vista member, Bekah Kinsella. I know this is a little long for Instagram but she has been working very diligently. Bekah has spread awareness about our organization at community meetings and developed productive partnerships. We are now a member of Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation. SIHAF provides monetary support and handles logistics. Transportation πŸš™πŸšand refrigeration ❄️❄️ are costly, but this network has prioritized this resource, which means more people are able to receive access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat Smart Move More, Tricounty Food Alliance founding member, Blue Zones project, LASCAVA, Together SC, Tricounty Health Improvement Plan, and Safetynet assistance are a sampling of places she has represented F2F. New receiving partners and new farmers have come from these meetings, both needed to ensure more people are receiving access to fresh fruits and vegetables. πŸ…πŸ†πŸŒΆπŸ₯¦πŸ₯’ Because Fields to Families involves a great deal of organizational logistics πŸ—Ί Bekah has looked at all of our farm partners and all of our receiving agencies to determine needs, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. This has led to the creation of a farmer πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ outreach team and a produce tracker πŸ“ŠStreamlining our produce tracking has led to better identification of geographic service areas. This system is applicable to farmers market season which starts soon. Significant grant research has happened on her watch πŸ€” and a comprehensive list and calendar πŸ“† for all grants and deadlines, and templates are now in one place. 😍 She has trained others on this protocol. She is also focusing on volunteer management and communication best practices. BEKAH IS THE BEST! πŸ’šπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’š #AmeriCorpsWeek #GetThingsDone #Americorps #dedicated #volunteersmakeithappen #driven #endfoodwaste #begreen #freshfoodaccess #freshfoodmatters #partnerships #alliances #collaboration #enthusiasm #shesgreat #nonprofit #charleston #fieldstofamilies

Fields To Families

Charleston nonprofit that helps increase nutrition to those in need, by picking and distributing fresh produce donated from local gardens and farms.

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