The four focus areas of Mower Refreshed continue to grow in networks and collaborations. Organizations and individual citizens who have an interest in the efforts of the groups are rallying ideas that make the healthy choice just a little easier for all of us.
Creating venues to inform citizens about Mower Refreshed and all the health efforts it supports is keeping volunteers busy.
For Gerald Meirs, coordinator of the Southland Faith Food Shelf, and the twenty some volunteers at the food shelf, it’s not always about offering choices as much as offering a practical lifeline when tough choices have to be made by area families.
The past eleven years this food shelf has grown from serving six families on a regular basis to over fifty. Serving for these volunteers means collecting food and funds, boxing the goods and delivering them to those in need every two weeks.
Monday mornings at Little Cedar Lutheran Church are busy with volunteers making sure the needs are met for the families they serve while Monday evenings the families can pick up their groceries at the church after work. The food shelf collaborates with area churches and organizations like the American Legion in Adams, firefighters in Dexter, area farmers (who donate fresh meat/eggs) and individuals who donate groceries and fresh produce.
At some point, most of us have heard “You’re capable of more than that”. We may have even spoken it or at the very least thought it about another person. Thomas Edison reminds us “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
The County Connections feature story in this issue reinforces that no matter our age or even our perceived lack of resources we are capable of astounding acts that can positively impact those around us.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn