From this week’s edition of the Rockport Exchange newsletter:
Feeding Local Families: A Collaborative Effort
Last week we met with representatives of the organizations Awesome Rockport and We Are All in This Together to discuss food insecurity in Rockport, and how to address it with local resources. Both groups have been working hard to meet the needs of local folks who have encountered burdens brought on by COVID-19.
True to these organizations’ track record of getting things done, within 24 hours of our meeting fresh produce from the farmers of the Rockport Farmer Market, along with an array of non-perishable goods, was delivered to four local households in immediate need of assistance by Kristen Michel of We Are in All This Together.
Rockport Exchange looks forward to continuing in this collaborative effort, and appreciates the partnership with Awesome Rockport and We Are All in This Together and the hard-working farmers who bring their fresh produce to the Rockport Farmers Market each week.
To contribute to this joint effort or share a need, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more updates from this week’s newsletter, CLICK HERE .
Darren Mason of Rockport Exchange and Awesome Rockport with Kristen Michel of We Are All in This Together, doing the heavy lifting of filling produce bags at the Rockport Farmers Market!
We are looking forward to a busy local food-and-culture-filled 2020! Just a few dates for you to put on the calendar…
Announcing the return of the Rockport Winter Farmers Market!
Join us for a pop-up market featuring local, fresh food and more in February & March on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 8th 11am-3pm at 17 Railroad Avenue (Whistlestop Mall)
- Saturday, March 14th 11am-3pm at 17 Railroad Avenue (Whistlestop Mall)
Annual Meeting Coming Soon!
Our Annual Meeting is coming up in February. Please plan to join us for an update on all that is happening with the nonprofit Rockport Exchange. Light bites and connecting with the community are all part of this fun and informative annual gathering.
- Tuesday, February 11th, 7-8:30pm, location TBA
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What a year!
2019 was a busy one for Rockport Exchange, to say the least. From May to October our volunteers worked to bring you 18 weeks of local food, culture, and community-focused programming. And it’s not over yet! We still have a great Holiday Makers Food Market happening (December 14th: mark your calendars!)
How do we make it all happen? With YOUR help!
In this season of giving, please consider making a donation to the nonprofit Rockport Exchange. Every dollar is important; every contribution makes a difference.
Thank you for being a part of our work in making our community stronger!
Please DONATE HERE, and thank you!
Do you value the work of the nonprofit Rockport Exchange? Would you like to be a part of our efforts? We are looking for a community-minded, freelance independent contractor who can help the volunteers of Rockport Exchange fulfill the mission of the organization. For more information, read the Programming Manager description HERE.