Sowing the Seeds of Cooperation
This July, SHARE celebrated the summer with our "Food Justice is Social Justice" fundraising campaign. We celebrated the progress we've made, the relationships we've built, and the future of food security that we're working towards—and we're overjoyed that so many of you came out to celebrated with us.
Sharing a Joyful Summer
We kicked the month off by partnering with our friends at Downtown Thai and Pho to donate 15% of their sales to SHARE, and, as the month progressed, we partnered with Village Juice and Camino Bakery as well. The extraordinary kindness that these restaurants showed—especially in the midst of a pandemic—is humbling. It's a reminder that the charitable heart of Winston-Salem is beating stronger than ever.
Our summer fundraiser was also a great opportunity for SHARE to re-introduce its partnership with Brenner Fit. Together, we hosted our first virtual cooking class on July 27th with a focus on cooking affordable, healthy meals. We've got two more classes scheduled for August 3rd and 10th, so join us via Facebook!
Beyond our fundraising efforts, SHARE stayed busy strengthening connections with other local justice-oriented organizations. In partnership with Democracy NC, SHARE mobilized a team of five dedicated volunteers to conduct early voting advocacy and voter registration. Through these efforts, we hope that the Forsyth County Board of Elections will amend their early voting plan and open up polling sites for all 17 days of early voting.
SHARE also continues to stand in solitary with the Occupy Winston movement led by The Unity Coalition and the Triad Abolition Project. These groups remain steadfast in advocating for racial justice, governmental transparency, and nonviolent resistance to the deeply entrenched inequalities in Winston-Salem—all of which are ideals important to SHARE’s mission.
Although SHARE's month of celebration and fundraising has drawn to a close, we are still pushing forward into an exciting August. Our online sales are closer to fruition every day, and with that progress, so too is the opening of our store. We're excited to continue taking these steps together!
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