On Saturday, October 11th a dozen Louie’s Kids Volunteers met a volunteer from OASIS – “A fertile spot in a food desert where good nutrition abounds.” – down at Rosebank Farms and helped pick fresh produce for the North Charleston Food Desert. OASIS is local volunteer organization which partners with the non-profit, Fields To Families and whose mission is to address the problems of food deserts and to provide their residents with fresh, nutritious produce that is gleaned from local farmers.
The groups efforts yielded 170 pounds of field peas and 70 pounds of fresh peanuts – a rare treat! And these efforts fall exactly in line with one of Louie’s Kids biggest goals – getting healthy food in front of our kids!
Notices for upcoming gleaning opportunities for Louie’s Kids Volunteers will be forthcoming as the winter harvest gets under way. If you would like to work directly with OASIS please contact Jacki Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much to all who came out to glean! Louie’s Kids are the best volunteers!