Left to Right: Susan Toder (President HIP), René Colson Hudson (Executive Director HIP), Me, Hallie Lartius (Island Fellow HIP)
With our move to Maine, I have been simplifying Narrative Food's model by focusing our giving on 3 nonprofits which are most relevant to me personally. We continue to support World Central Kitchen (getting hot meals to those who need it most), We the Change (my business community of women B Corp CEOs creating a radically inclusive & richly regenerative global economy.), and now we are very pleased to support Healthy Island Project/ (HIP) a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the broad health of the Deer Isle – Stonington community, where I now live.
We are so proud to list HIP as one of the 3 beneficiaries our stakeholders can opt to support with each purchase.
In particular, we are planning to collaborate with the HIP "Edible Island" initiatives to create an environment in which local food systems are strengthened and people are inspired to create, experience, and enjoy good food in their homes, schools, and restaurants.
From cooking classes to a highschool internship program and commercial kitchen, to a farm drop supporting local growers and makers, to good food access to low income residents, HIP is working every day on our local food system!
Starting in June, Narrative Food will be dropping off pantry and gift orders for local Deer Isle/Stonington customers at the Community of Christ Church in Stonington, to coincide with the weekly FarmDrop pickups.
Pantry orders will donate 20% to HIP, offering members of the Island community another Good Food option without driving to the mainland (many of us shop at the Blue Hill Coop nearly 20 miles away!)