During this Holiday season, we reflect on the year that has passed and look to the year ahead. One important commitment the Linder team made this year was to adopt a monthly market with Martha’s Table, a local DC organization that works to strengthen children, families and community by making healthy food and quality learning more accessible. Martha’s Markets run monthly in 8 elementary schools, two community centers and in the Martha’s Table early childhood education center:
“The markets provide families with healthy, free groceries each month and, in particular, fresh produce, which for many families is too expensive or too difficult to find in nearby stores. In addition, our markets include chef-led culinary demonstrations and fun, hands-on cooking activities for children designed to encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables.”
Each month, Linder representatives head over to the Browne Education Campus in Northeast DC to help set up, run and load-out the market. Through this initiative, we’ve had the opportunity to work with the incredible staff and volunteers of Martha’s Table, and contribute to the community in a fun and rewarding way. Special thank you to Lonnie, Martin and Chef’s Rob and JoJo – we look forward to seeing you all at the next market in January! In addition to our monthly volunteering and holiday donation, Linder also participated in Martha’s Table “Giving Wisely & Wonderfully” campaign. Through this campaign, we set up a collection box in our office where Linder staff could donate men and women’s winter coats, sleeping bags, thermals, scarves, hats, gloves, and winter boots. We also sent out a link where individuals could purchase items online to be donated to the overall effort. We are proud to say that our box was full when Edward from Martha’s Table picked it up on Wednesday, December 16th!
As 2016 rounds the bend, we look to the new year with hope. If you are interested in volunteering with us at our market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can be a part of our monthly Monday markets. Happy holidays and wishing all a wonderful new year!
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