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Let's Feed Durham Together

Kelley Shepherd

Vesta's first quarter donation is in to World Relief Durham, which means, it's time to reveal where our 10% will go after the second quarter! (Confused about what we mean by our 10%? Read Vesta's About Us page)

Meet Porch Durham!

(The following is info from their website https://durham.porchcommunities.org/)

Porch is build around the idea of a neighborhood food drive. They collect food from various neighborhoods around durham once a month, sort the food, and then delivered to the following programs for distribution.

BackPack Buddies

Every weekend of the school year, weekend backpacks of food are packaged and leave the IFFS’ Durham location and go home to those elementary school children who are food insecure. Through food donations and monetary support, PORCH-Durham currently supplies the food for backpacks at 6 elementary schools and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham.

School Pantry Program

The School Pantry program currently serves 3 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 4 high schools. About 2,000 students are served through the School and Community Pantry programs.

Community Pantry Support

PORCH-Durham also provides food for children at Healthy Families Durham, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham and the Durham Teen Center, as well as students at the Durham Literacy Council and Durham Technical Community College.

Durham County – Summer Camp for At-Risk Students

During the summer, PORCH-Durham provides weekend backpacks of food and fresh fruit to over 300 food insecure students enrolled in summer camp throughout Durham County.

Want to know more about how to get involved? Check their website to see if your neighborhood is on the list! Porch Durham Website

That's awesome, but what does that have to do with Vesta? Great question! Glad you asked!

10% of our second quarter profits will be donated to Porch Durham.

Every purchase between April 1st, 2018 - June 30th, 2018 will help us provide at least a small amount of food security for our Durham community.

Stop by our table at the following events if you want to get more information or if you just want to chat!

April 14 - Durham Craft Market | Durham, NC 
Durham Craft Market is Recurring - Follow us @vestasapothecary on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with which Saturdays we will be at the DCM

April 21 - Craftsboro | Greensboro, NC

May 5th - Patchwork Market at Fullsteam | Durham, NC

May 5th - Handmade Market at Marbles | Raleigh, NC

May 5th - Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival | Carolina Beach, NC

May 31 - Crafted at the Frontier | Durham, NC

As always, we do our best to find reputable charity organizations that support our local community. If you have any concerns or issues with a particular organization, please email me at Kelley@vestasapothecary.com as it is very probable we are unaware of said issue. Please keep in mind our main goal is to help and not harm our community, so we would love your feedback or suggestions!


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