Iona Fresh Produce Market

Today my group helped with the Iona Organization to provide a fresh produce market style buffet. Each person could pick from a variety of vegetables and apples up to three items with unlimited turnips. I helped to sort out the turnips and decide which ones were good enough to provide.

I thought that the fresh produce market was a really out of the box way to provide nutritious food for the community. Afterwards an exercise class was provided for those who attended, followed by a healthy lunch with both a traditional and a vegetarian option.

Since our placement was in a wealthier ward, most of the people looked like they had it all together – clean, nice clothes and hair. So, it really made me rethink my predispositions about the hungry. It created a new face of homelessness and hunger for me.

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