Merry Meals

Merry Meals is a charitable organization seeking to provide families with a Christmas dinner who otherwise may not have a holiday meal. All of the the organization's resources have been donated by its members and other concerned individuals in the community including local businesses.

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NWI Food Swap

Food swaps are recurring events where members of the community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. These events are a delicious way to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry while getting to know members of your local food community.

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Slow Food South Shore

Slow Food South Shore is a chapter of the Slow Food USA organization. Our mission is to promote the growth and consumption of high-quality, nutritious local foods in the community and homes of all income levels by partnering with farmers and like-minded organizations to create events focused on food access, security, and education. Our chapter is made up of local advocates, restaurateurs, businesses, and community members focused on educating the community about Slow Food practices.

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CoThrive Time Bank

Time baking allows members to share their talents and services, record their hours, then 'spend' them later on services they want. Everyone's hours are equal. There is no barter. These are friendly, neighborly favors. Together we are restoring local community currency based on relationships.

Founder Kathy Sipple is a state-certified wild mushroom expert, and CoThrive also supplies locally foraged mushrooms to local restaurants and farm-to-table events.

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