Friday, December 2, 2011

Week to end hunger culminates in friendship garden

What a better way to give back than with fresh veggies from the garden.

That was the idea behind The United Way Young Leaders group as they participated in a Week to Fight Hunger from Nov. 14-21.

One of their many community service projects they led during the week was the friendship garden at Sterling Elementary on Nov. 20.

Students were able to harvest vegetables to be used by Friendship Trays, a group that delivers more than 600 meals daily to elderly, handicapped and convalescing individuals in the Charlotte area.

Especially during the holiday season, many organizations like the United Way and Friendship Trays, depend on the kindness of strangers to help those in need. Look below for ways you can help in your community.

How to help:
United Way:
Friendship Trays:

Top: Abi Carberry, 6, crouches beside a row of produce in the friendship garden at Sterling Elementary. Photo courtesy of Barrie Terrell, United Way of Central Carolinas.
Bottom: - Abi Carberry, 6, and Avery Taylor, 5, help clean up the friendship garden at Sterling Elementary.