Giving Thanks in the Community

There are so many reasons for us JLDOC members to be thankful: for our families, our friends, and our community represent just a few. This week the JLDOC undertook two service projects to thank its community.

ff_broccoliEvery year Farmer Foodshare partners with Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) to provide holiday meals for people in need. Produce collected through the donation stations at our local farmers markets is packaged and purchased by IFC. Several JLDOC members expressed their thankfulness for our community partner by helping bag sweet potatoes, collard greens, and broccoli that will be distributed with other Thanksgiving groceries.

Some of the JLDOC members expressed their thankfulness for helping the UNC Campus Community Garden. The garden provides fresh produce to many of the UNC housekeeping staff members—many of whom are refugees—free of charge. The volunteers helped mulch the paths between planting beds in order to keep weeds back from growing produce.

photo-3The JLDOC is thankful for its many partners in the community and for the opportunities to serve them. What are you thankful for this holiday season?