TownFolk Table is Up and At 'Em!

Bags full and ready for delivery. Credit: Brittany Boudreaux

Bags full and ready for delivery. Credit: Brittany Boudreaux

Ski and our new TownFolk Table trailer! Credit: Ski Witkovski

Ski and our new TownFolk Table trailer! Credit: Ski Witkovski

Recently we partnered with Whole Foods Market and their Whole Cities Grant to implement a new project in the LaPlace neighborhood: TownFolk Table! During TownFolk Table, we receive fresh donated produce from Whole Foods Market to distribute to residents of the LaPlace neighborhood every Saturday morning at the Victory Garden. In conjunction with distributing at the garden, we also deliver to a list of elderly and homebound neighborhood residents.

We recently completed our first two months of TownFolk Table; the start of this project has really been a learning experience for us.

During our first two months, we have been able to use the grant money to purchase our TownFolk Table trailer, develop our logo, and get the word out about the project to residents and volunteers. So far this project has really helped us to physically connect more with our LaPlace neighbors. We have met so many new people through this project, and we are now beginning to see familiar faces return for produce each Saturday. We are so thankful to be able to give back through this service project and connect with more people!

If you are interested in volunteering for TownFolk Table, you can sign up here:

 

Until next time!
—Brittany B.

From left to right: Alex Guillory, Amy Dalcour, Jacob Danos, Brittany Boudreaux, Leigh Billeaud, and Tim Gonzales Credit: Mallory Broussard

From left to right: Alex Guillory, Amy Dalcour, Jacob Danos, Brittany Boudreaux, Leigh Billeaud, and Tim Gonzales
Credit: Mallory Broussard