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Past Events:

Day of Caring


This September 14th,2010 Fields to Families was joined by Santee Cooper for the Day of Caring in Moncks Corner, SC. Their crew came rolling-in with a dump truck full of supplies, ready to help our garden! With our powers combined, we built four new lasagna-style garden beds, re-bedded two three older beds, and installed shelving into our Whole Foods shedquarters. Check out the pictures HERE.

Volunteer Party!


On Sunday September 19th we had our Volunteer Appreciation Party at the North Charleston Felix C. Davis Community Center. With the hard work of Board members Lindsey Salmony and Mimi Rose for the coordination of this beautiful event! The food was provided by Whole Foods, Harris Teeter and Cupcake at it was sooo delicious. What we did not finish was shared with My Sister’s House, so as usual, nothing went to waste! We all sat at tables adorned with gorgeous planters from Hidden Pond Nursery which were given our to community partners at the end. Our Volunteers of the Year were Ann and Jim Calhoun which received a generous gift card from FIG restaurant. To see more pictures click HERE.

Future Events:

Charleston Green Fair!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010 from 12-6

Join us in Marion Square from 12-6 as we spread the word about Fields to Families at the Local Food Tent in conjunction with our partners Lowcountry Local First. Their will be businesses, non-profits, food vendors, music, drinks, and plenty of good green fun!

Click HERE for more information.

Other:

Check out this amazing calendar from http://www.cottage-industrialist.com that helps us keep up with our seasonal veggies!!

Click the following link to download the rest of the year! http://www.cottage-industrialist.com/blog/2010/2/28/calendars-part-deux.html

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Morgan O’Donnel, a girl scout in Brownie Troop #316, submitted this poster in the Fields to Families "Everybody Eats" Poster Contest.

Morgan O’Donnel, a girl scout in Brownie Troop #316, submitted this poster in the Fields to Families "Everybody Eats" Poster Contest.

This month, several local girl scouts demonstrated their creativity and imagination around the topic of nutrition when they submitted artwork in the Fields to Families “Everybody Eats” Poster Contest.

These posters were a delight to receive, and we wanted to share them with our supporters. You can find pictures of all of the posters on our flickr page, and you can also view them posted around town.

The Poster Contest was developed by Fields to Families as part of its nutrition program to encourage youth to think about making smart food selections. (more…)

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Katie Stagliano poses with the cabbage she grew to help feed more than 275 people at a local soup kitchen.

Katie Stagliano poses with the cabbage she grew to help feed more than 275 people at a local soup kitchen. Click on the photo to see more!

Ten-year-old Summerville resident Katie Stagliano has a dream: make sure no children go to bed hungry.

Katie’s dream developed after she helped feed more than 275 people last year at a local soup kitchen and shelter, Tricounty Family Ministries in North Charleston. How did she do it?

Katie received a cabbage seed in her classroom and planted it in her family’s home garden. It was then she learned about the power of a tiny seedling…

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I’m blogging live from the ABC 4 WCIV studios! Fields to Families was on Channel 4 tonight recruiting volunteers; thanks for all the calls and donations! A special thanks to Sally Burnett from the 211 hotline Trident United Way for coordinating. Haven’t signed up to volunteer yet? Sign up now at www.fieldstofamilies.org.

Fields to Families board members (from left to right) Brooke White, Lindsey Salmony, Melanie Mathos, and Phyllis Ford appeared on ABC news to recruit volunteers and promote the upcoming Pounds for Prizes Event at Earth Fare this Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Green Fair Wrap Up

A couple of weeks ago, I organized a group of volunteers to represent Fields to Families at the Charleston Green Fair. We set up camp at a booth in the nonprofit tent, and from there, we spread the word about hunger in the lowcountry and what Fields to Families is doing about it.

It was absolutely amazing how much traffic we received. Not only that, but the traffic was second to none in terms of inclination to help — everyone was extremely enthusiastic about our mission. We had 60 people sign up to volunteer! That’s more than we have ever had. We’ll ABSOLUTELY plan on being there next year!

Fields to Families would like to send a special “shout out” to Anna Richardson, executive director of Lowcountry Earth Force, for allowing Fields to Families to participate in such a great event!

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