Sharing food is a basic way of helping.It includes energency help when
someone is sick or out of work but food needs and food sharing go beyond emergency help. Food is an ongoing problem
when 1 chid in every 6 in our area does not have food enough to be healthy and malnutrition is a leading cause sickness, falls,
nursing home placement, even death for our senior citizens. Caring Hands has become a channel and an encouragement
for neighbors to help hungry neighbors with
Eggs - a local egg grower shared the eggs that were
not suitable for the hatchery. This was a wonderful source of protein especially for our senior citizens.
Unfortunately this is on hold right now because the hatchery company has objected even though they do not want
these eggs. We are working to show them the good samaritian laws and the benefits of helping.
Nature's Bounty local
hunters and fishermen share their blessings so others can have protein foods. Deer processers make extra venision available
at processing cost
Food Sharing Groups informal work place, neighborhood, and
church groups come together to share what they have and to share in the cost of getting food though foodbank and similar resources.
This is not a coop buying program in that there is no fixed amount or price countribution and group members look after one
another even if one can not help with costs at some given time. They are neighbors helping neighbors knowing their neighbors
will help them when they have a need.
Extra Rows People with gardens are encouraged to plant and
share extra. People who have not gardened are helped by those with more experience. There is an emphasis on though
not a requirement for organic gardening and growing methods that work with the land and not against it.