Sowing the Seeds of Cooperation
These are, without a doubt, unprecedented and hard times. In our February Newsletter, I began by saying that people don't like change. I was writing about SHARE's entry into the food landscape of Winston-Salem, and the changes it would cause. Of course, I had no idea of the far bigger changes that March had in store for all of us. Nonetheless, SHARE is persisting, and we recognize that the need for fresh, affordable, healthy food is now greater than ever.
What We're Doing Now
For the past two weeks, SHARE has been practicing the social distancing, telework, and shelter-in-place policies that our governments have recommended. It's tough not to be in the office during such a crucial time for our nonprofit, but we recognize the importance of flattening the curve.
Ultimately, SHARE sees this as an opportunity to pause, to take stock, and to ensure that we're organized and prepared to hit the ground running as soon as our worlds return to normal.
Where We're Headed Next
This past month, our Member-Owners voted overwhelmingly that SHARE should begin its final stage of "Implementation" to finish the Harvest Market. Our Member-Owners also voted on our incoming Board of Directors, the results of which we'll announce in the coming days.
As tough as this crisis has been for us, SHARE knows that it is tougher for our low-income, and our black and brown populations. These are the very populations that SHARE is driven to serve through its Harvest Market, and we will not stop until this mission is realized. So rest assured, the Harvest Market will still open, and we'll look forward to seeing you walk through our doors!
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