A small and incredibly dedicated team has been providing a deep service to the Heritage UU Church community since mid-March. Core team members are Bob Drake, Jackie Drake, Marleen Johnson, Michelle Kelly, Ellie Lamb, Tracy Rossa, Julia Sandman, and Tracy Jo Small. We serve 12 to 17 families every other week. We continue to thank our amazing partner, LaSoupe, which is now located on East McMillan in Walnut Hills. Their mission is “Rescue Transform Share”. The day of the week and time will vary according to LaSoupe’s schedule.
March through May, our team prepared soups and dinners for our HUUC families. Now we rely mainly on rescued items. In the past, items from LaSoupe have included: lettuce, bananas, apples, broccoli, mangos, avocados, cabbage, leeks, limes, “lunchables,” cottage cheese, lunch meat, semi-prepared meal kits, potato salad, fruit trays, vegetable trays, chocolate milk, parmesan cheese, yogurt, onions, potatoes, squash, eggplant, avocado toast kits, breads, donuts, cakes, smoothie mix, biscuits, whole cooked turkeys, shredded carrots, rainbow carrots, celery, eggs, cheese, cookies, pears, brussels sprouts, zucchini, kale, beans and more (not all in one week).
The raised beds at HUUC are producing small, but lovely, amounts of peppers, beets, lettuce, arugula, carrots, beet greens, mint, kale, sage, thyme, dill, peas, tomatoes and radishes. We are able to include fresh, organic produce from our gardens in some of the food baskets each week. Some weeks the baskets contain herbs and vegetables from the gardens of Marleen Johnson, Lisa Prantl, Julia Sandman, and Tracy Jo Small.
This food is available for ANYONE. The food baskets are free of charge.
If you have produce to contribute to the food baskets, please email Tracy Jo at:
Huge thanks go to all our other contributors: the Eury family, Kerry and Jim Larson, Rebecca Pace, John Sandman, and Michelle Wilhite. The Caring Circle does much of the coordinating and delivering.
Mission Statement: Heritage Healthy Cooking Classes encourages people from all walks of life to think about where their food comes from. We believe that nutritious food should be available to all people every day. We provide basic culinary skills to empower people to cook healthy, simple foods with less waste. We teach people how to cook thoughtfully with love and care for themselves and the environment, to help them realize the importance of being present while eating and sharing food with others.