GABE W. MILLER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS
HARVEST VEGETABLES IN FT. COLLINS

Our Local Coordinator, Luci Womack, reports: "The Fort Collin's NDS&R was a complete success this year! We were blessed with overcast and cool weather for our harvest day in the Oshun Community Garden. We spent four hours pulling weeds, gathering veggies, and frolicking with the farm animals."

Aubrey Hake w/ pot of peppers Brandton Manshell w/ huge zucchini Sarah Miller & Brandton Manshell gleaning the fields

"After the harvest, we took our bounty to the kitchen and began making burritos. This was an awesome effort as we had 20 volunteers in the kitchen chopping, sautéing, and wrapping the burritos. This was a lively community building experience and a time where I was able to share Gabe's and the Foundation's story. Next, we took our burritos downtown to a park that is adjacent to a homeless shelter where we were able to provide a local, organic, and nutritious dinner to 50 homeless and hungry individuals. The response that we received from these people was overwhelmingly positive and appreciative."

A beautiful harvest: Kirsten Savage, Jared Scherger, Brandton Manshell, Sarah Miller, Rachel Herrera, Aubrey Hake, Lucinda Womack, Emily Duncan Making burritos: Dannah Swift, Leah Oakley, Kacie Burks, Lucinda, Loren Jones A lot of veggies

 



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2010
Chicago, ILUptown Cafe.
Detroit, MIHarvesting at Shaarei Zedek with produce to go to Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COHarvesting the Oshun Community Gardens, cooking the produce and feeding the hungry in Downtown Ft. Collins
Washington, D.C.TBD.
Los AngelesTBD.
2009
Chicago, ILGood News Kitchen.
Detroit, MIWorking in the Yad Ezra food pantry - the only kosher food pantry in SE Michigan.
Ft Collins, COBush Doctor Benefest, a fund raising benefit for Jason Bush, a young man in the Ft. Collins community who was diagnosed with testicular cancer and needed assistance with his medical bills. A number of Gabe's friends participated. In addition, the Friends of Gabe assisted at the Special Olympics bowling.
Washington, D.C.Gleaned Miller (no relation) Farm in Md. to feed persons in Greater Washington area.
Los AngelesCommunity Thanksgiving Dinner.
2008
Chicago, ILVolunteers assisted Habitat For Humanity.
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted at the West Bloomfield Community Fame Games for the disabled.
Ft Collins, COFoundation volunteers helped build a green/sustainable home.
Washington, D.C.Friends of Gabe again helped clean the Anacostia River.
2007
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted clients in obtaining groceries at Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COFriends of Gabe volunteered for Arts Alive Fort Collins.
Washington, D.C.Supporters helped Earth Conservation Corps clean Anacostia River.
Chicago, ILMembers of Chicago and its North Suburban communities served dinner to clients of Good News Community Kitchen in Chicago's Rogers Park.
2006
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted clients in obtaining groceries at Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COFriends of Gabe spruced up the Colorado Coalition of Artists.
Springfield, ILVolunteers assist at St John's Breadline.
Washington, D.C.Supporters gather produce from fields for Shepherd's Table.
Waukegan, ILMembers of Chicago and its North Suburban communities prepared and served dinner to residents of the 'PADS at The Center Site'.