by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist
One of our great AmeriCorps workers, Sara Huddleston, just made the news in Shelton. She's the new AmeriCorps worker in Mason County, doing great things with Mason Matters, a program that focuses on nutrition through community gardens and local food banks.
One of Huddleston's goals is to increase the amount of fresh produce that gets delivered to, and distributed by, local food banks. The Pioneer Food Bank in Shelton had its first fall distribution on October 20, 2011, and served 15 local families. Huddleston and food bank staff distributed recipes and slow cookers to help families use their food most effectively. "We also really want to let people know that food banks are not just a place to bring the things you have in the back of your cupboard, or 500 things of ramen," Huddleston stated in an article in the Shelton-Mason County Journal.
Huddleston also works with the Mason County Department of Public Health, and continues to develop the Mason Matters Health Literacy Program. Way to go Sara, and Mason County!