We'd like to introduce Briar, a winner of the 2019 Community Action Award, and his mom, Patricia (not pictured)!
Briar, with the support of his mom Patricia, helps to support the Clare County Food pantry in an unusual but extremely helpful way: he raises chickens to provide eggs to the pantry! Briar, who is twelve, is responsible for feeding and watering the chickens, cleaning the coop, and washing and packaging eggs. This is no small task as Briar brings 20 dozen eggs with him each time he stops by the pantry.
Briar and Patricia began dedicating time to raise chickens to donate eggs to the pantry because they are especially passionate about helping veterans and families with children. They began bringing eggs to the pantry about a year ago. This provides a resource that the pantry would not be able to purchase on its own, and the pantry customers are always excited to receive fresh eggs.
Thank you, Briar, for all you do to provide this fresh, nutritious resource to the pantry and the people of our community.
Sarah was in the emergency shelter rapid rehousing program, but it would expire in three months. In that time she would need to find a job that would pay enough so she could cover her bills and rent. Sarah worked with one of our Outreach staff to make a plan and a budget and continued looking for a job that would allow her to get by.
While she was in the program, she was asking about budgeting and the best ways to plan ahead to avoid any unforeseen setbacks to make sure she would succeed.
By the time Sarah exited the program, she had made a budget and was able to find a job that would allow her to pay all of her bills and rent and still have funds left over each month.
Great job, Sarah! We're so impressed with your determination and discipline!
ready to welcome their family back!
Great work, Carla! We appreciate all that you do.
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