Living in the poorest big city in America, many of Philadelphia’s residents struggle to locate, afford, and prepare healthy food. From seed to supper FOOD MOXIE works with some of Philadelphia’s most underserved children, students, parents, caregivers, and families to ensure that they have access to the skills and resources to grow, cook, prepare, eat, and–perhaps most importantly–to celebrate healthy food. We do this by activating growing and learning spaces with partner organizations, and by offering structured learning programs and home & community initiatives that engage community members by utilizing culinary, garden and nutrition education.
We look forward to rolling up our sleeves alongside members of the Comcast community to care for FOOD MOXIE program sites located in the “Awbury Superblock” (City of Philadelphia 2035 Comprehensive Plan, Upper Northwest) on May 4, 2019. Register here to volunteer (click on the red “Volunteer” button).
Schedule on May 4, 2019
7 am: Comcast event organizers arrive to begin set-up
8 am: Volunteers start to arrive and receive their assignments to a group (breakfast available)
8:30 am-9 am: Orientation and welcome by Comcast, FOOD MOXIE
9 am – 1 pm: WORKDAY WITH GROUPS, see below
1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch Celebration with program participants from Stenton and MLK (Volunteers support games, face painting, and pizza)
2 pm – 3 pm: Breakdown and Clean-up
RED Group of 25 will either walk or drive to Awbury Community Garden, 6336 Ardleigh Street, with Mr. Eldridge Ragsdale to work in the community garden that is part of Awbury Agricultural Village. (Lead – Dan Marut)
GREEN Group of 25 will work in the Stenton/MLK Hope Garden complex on supporting weeding, trash pickup.
BLUE Group of 25 will support special projects* including the raised bed placement and filling at minimum, 20 people working on filling beds. (Pre-Build Lead – Kevin Corbusier) (Day of – Se Kwon)
There will be a separate project prior to May 4 to build the beds. I will announce the date/time once I am certain the supplies are available.
YELLOW Group of 25 will support trash and recycling pickup on Crittenden, Tulpehocken and Washington Lane headed towards Awbury Arboretum (Lead – Allie Wiegel)
ORANGE Group of 25 will support trash and recycling pick-up on MLK grounds and then Stenton Avenue headed south.
PURPLE Group of 25 will support trash and recycling pick-up on MLK grounds and Stenton Avenue headed north.