I just got home from a Share Life meeting. Share Life is a Clear Lake 501(c)(3) nonprofit that attempts to address food insecurity in our community by facilitating programs and initiatives that promote the flourishing of Clear Lake children and their families. The past two summers Share Life has facilitated a Kids' Cafe Free Summer Lunch Program, and this month we were contacted by the public school to discuss facilitating a meal box program for the holiday break. This program will be specifically for children who normally receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch on school days.
A survey was sent out through the school to all families that are currently impacted, and we got a great response. Twenty-four families, a total of 60 children, will be getting breakfasts and lunches over the break from Kids' Cafe [Share Life]. During our meeting tonight we realized we will have the privilege of distributing 1,320 meals for those 11 days! BE WELLness [Simply Nourished] has been able to partner with Share Life by ordering food through our distributors and selling it to the organization at or below our cost. We love being able to participate in getting quality organic, nutrient dense, and minimally processed food to Clear Lake kids. We are also able to accommodate any food allergies that were mentioned on the survey responses. I'm so excited to put together the grocery list, order the food, and assemble the boxes with our Share Life team. Pure joy! I'll be sure to take a picture of what groceries for 1,320 meals looks like. If you're interested in making a tax-deductible year end donation to Share Life, visit the donation page online or contact the Share Life team.
Speaking of kids. If you've been following our Simply Nourished Facebook page, you've probably noticed that we've started a video series featuring our three children. Kids in the Kitchen is an opportunity for us to open up our home and share a bit of what goes on in our personal kitchen. If you've missed out on those posts, or do not use Facebook, you can find the videos below.
And just one last thing. Thank you to everyone who came by Saturday for our grand opening at the new location. It was such a fun day! We are so looking forward to continuing to bring wellness within reach here in North Iowa. We are now back to our normal winter hours: Wednesday through Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-2, but will be extending our hours to 4pm again this Saturday, December 16th. Gluten and dairy free soup is on our lunch menu for Saturday and we've got many wonderful gift options in stock if you're still looking for some holiday gift ideas. Hope to see you this week!