Every month a local Wilmington family takes time out of their busy schedules to cook up a whole bunch of vegan/vegetarian food to serve for free to the community. Meet the Hart family: Stephanie, Chris, and their daughter Cora.
This past weekend the Harts served up a wonderful potato and green bean dish along with fresh apples and free water. There were also several tables of clothing and other goodies to give away as part of the Really, Really Free Market. Several people came by and grabbed a bite to eat or took advantage of the free water. Kids looked through a bunch of free clothes. One couple stopped by to chat – turns out they run a similar program in Asheville.
This monthly endeavor is done entirely for the love of community on the part of the Hart family. It’s 100% volunteer and expenses are paid out of their own pocket. They could use our help. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to better the world, here’s an easy one. Contact the Harts to find out more.
Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer global movement with local groups giving away free food as a peaceful protest against war and poverty. Surplus food from local stores and farmers is frequently used to prepare meals and the ideology shows that corporate and government priorities allow hunger to persist in the midst of abundance.
The Really, Really Free Market is a temporary market based on gift economy. Members of the community bring goods (or services) to offer for free and take things they need.
Both events take place simultaneously the first Sunday of every month from 12-2pm at the picnic area (near the tennis courts and boat rentals) in Greenfield Park.