Photo courtesy: Yelm Food Co-op, Used with permission.
– From the Yelm Cooperative:
“When you drive by the Yelm Food Co-op, probably the first thing that catches your eye is a sign – a beautifully lettered, colorful, hand-drawn creation advertising produce and wine. That sign and others like it, including the blackboard menu at Garden to Gourmet and posters for Standing Room Only productions at the Triad Theater, all come from one person: local artist Tina Maggio. Tina regularly volunteers her time and talent at the Co-op.”
“Tina also volunteers for the annual Gift of Gobble project, which provides over 100 Thanksgiving meals to families in need. ‘It’s my favorite thing to help with, because it’s the same people who started the project and they’re still there every year. We make it a fun day,’ she says. Fun, she adds, is critical for volunteers. ‘I have to be honest; If it weren’t for the people I enjoyed being with, I wouldn’t do it. We’re giving the time, so we might as well have a good time,’ quoting the Yelm Food Co-op.
Click here to nominate a family or make a financial contribution to the 6th annual Gift of Gobble.
Blogger Klein is a founding Yelm Food Co-op member and founding Gift of Gobble contributor.