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SHARE-WS Cooperative | February 2021
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THE SHARE CHRONICLE

OUR STORY
Quarterly Edition  |  February 2021
SHOP HERE!
Our NEXT MEMBERS MEETING is March 4, 2021, and will be virtual. To prevent Zoom-Bombing members will receive a link on March 1, 2021 - Non-Members click here to get the Zoom Link...

The Cutting Edge


Our next general Members Meeting is THURSDAY, MARCH 4th 6:30pm-8:00pm

Our agenda will include:

1. An update of the progress of the buildout of the main HARVEST MARKET; where stalls exist in the release of funding promises

2. COVID - vaccine discussion and Q&A with:
 
Kevin P. High, MD, MS, MACP, FIDSA
President, Health System
  Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH)
Professor of Medicine and Translational Science,   Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM)




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Happenings

Our FOOD PHARMACY is open...

Utilizing the Harvest Market eCommerce site, SHARE has started its Food Pharmacy Program.  This program provides subsidized, healthy food as prescriptions to patients with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, Type II diabetes and heart disease.

To secure a prescription, all one needs to do is visit our partners at the UNITED HEALTH CENTERS, 2101 Peters Creek Parkway, Suites 16-19, Winston-Salem, NC. You can r
each out to them at (336) 955-1379

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“FOOD FOR ALL, Piedmont Triad Regional Food System Assessment,” commissioned by the PTRC, was just released.  Much of the report focuses on Food security,
or the lack thereof, and the root causes of food insecurity.  In the Recommendation section it talks about having Shared Equity Goals – including infrastructure funding access.

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Coffee and Conversations
Featuring: Moji coffee
Come get a double shot
of Joy!!
SEE OUR FLYER BELOW...

Constructing our future

The HARVEST MARKET - online store is experiencing rapid growth.  We have worked out most of the kinks and have added many new grocery items.

We have an exclusive contract with a local farm which produces greens and tomatoes year round.
 
Go to your store and look around. Our product selection is vast.  We will, at your request, continue to add more items each week. If you need help, call Nicole at: 743-333-0227. Nicole, our eCommerce Representative, is eager to assist and to answer questions.
 
Within a month we will begin to offer buyer rewards and promotions. Because membership has benefits – we remind you to sign-in during your visits.
 
Feedback and product recommendations are solicited. In fact, we are asking for your receipts from your recent visits to other food markets.  Take a picture with your smart phone and text it to: 743-333-0227
  
Comments and/or questions can be emailed to: orders@HarvestMarket.store
or call: 743-333-0227

What's Going On:

1. Work on our 635 site (our anchor store in the West Salem Shopping Center) has begun

2. Barnaby Urich-Rintz, our General Manager, is working on store design and flow.

Our eCommerce Coordinator, Nicole Little is working on product selection and member satisfaction.

3. SHARE is finalizing the process to include WIC sales. 

So, how can you help? In the past few weeks SHARE applied for more food grants. Shortly, we hope to hear back from any of the opportunities for which we have applied; but in the meantime, we need your support! If you are able, donate to SHARE, or shop online from the Harvest Market to support our mission of ending food insecurity in Forsyth County! 

Your friends at,

SHARE Cooperative of Winston-Salem

 
Give the gift of good food!
(2 options)

1. Consider giving a cash card (in honor of someone special) and we will send an acknowledgement to your parties!



2. Through your $25 donation, SHARE can provide a fruit or vegetable box to
a local community member. The WONDERFUL GIFT of food. All boxes have enough produce to feed a family of four for a whole week!

SHARE cash cards are available for purchase at
www.harvestmarket.store.
HELP WANTED!

If you are a SHARE Member and want to volunteer to make SHARE better, here's your chance! We are recruiting volunteers to answer our Customer Service phones and to make follow-up calls with customers to improve their shopping experiences. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our office:
Phone: 336-283-3299
Email: details@Share-ws.coop

Thanks for all you do!

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The Reverend's Corner

                                               HEALING

 
February is Black History Month.  I remember an innocent query several years ago in one of my Sunday School classes; Why do we need Black History Month?
 
In her book, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, Stacey Yvonne Abrams recalls how her parents (peers in my generation) struggled to instill a sense of purpose and pride in their offspring.  Abrams’ parents ought to be proud - Stacy launched Fair Fight 2020, an initiative to fund and train voter protection teams in 20 battleground states.  They ought to be proud of Stacy’s Southern Economic Advancement Project, a public policy initiative to broaden economic power and build equity in the South.  But mostly, WE should salute Stacy’s book
[1] which picked through history to uncover the sinister conspiracy of Voter suppression.  To root her work, Abrams had no choice but to look back; to call-out certain mischievous miscalculations, those that endangered American democracy.
 
Rachel Treisman, in an article, on January 18, 2021, wrote:
“Warnock Calls for Equity and Integrity in Sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Honoring MLK Day.”  Treisman reported that Georgia Senator-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock, “offered words of hope from the Book of Isaiah, asserting that God's vision of the land is one of equality, integrity, possibility and unity, even if societal divisions have made it appear blurry.”
 
Listening to the whole sermon Rev. Warnock also said, "There is a sense in which the world is in flux, and when that happens there are always those demagogues who are trying to scapegoat those other people, and stirring up the worst types of stereotypes and creating all kinds of division: age-old racial and religious resentments, divisions that blur our vision," Rev. Warnock said. "While we're busy going after one another, attacking one another, the high sit increasingly high and the low sit extremely low."
 
If Rev. Warnock’s observations are correct, the recent events at the Capital shows us the deep racial divide still exists. How can we move forward, if we can’t seem to acknowledge and repent of the sins of America’s past.  How well, we must ask, have we lived our moral proclamations?
 
Black History Month? Because it gives my African American Family the opportunity to reflect on all that was dreadful and yet through our spiritual resiliency, all that is great about us.  It gives my people the opportunity to invalidate the psychological trauma that continues to burden us; that we are not less, but that we are representative of the best.
 
The bottom line is that GOD sees each of us as Heirs of his Love. That LOVE is not contingent upon the circumstances of race, age, sex, or groups, or class categories.  

What could America look like if each of us pledged to eliminate the division that cloud our minds.

What is my part? What prevents me from the quest to work, vote, and advocate for Truth, Equity 
[2] and Integrity?  What is your part?


Sincerely,
Rev. Gary R. Williams

                                                                2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

[1] Abrams, S. (2020)  OUR TIME IS NOW -Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
Henry Holt and Co.

[2] Strategic Planning at Winston-Salem State University: Working Toward Equity

 

 
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