Reaching Food Insecure Children

This spring, Willing Hands is working with elementary schools and food shelves to target high-value “Healthy Fresh Food Boxes” to families and kids in need. While many existing initiatives are open to everyone, this program fills the need for a more directed food assistance program for children and their families. Backpack programs are helpful because …

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From the Director: Spring 2021

Dear Friends, As I reflect on this past year, I think about those we have lost, those who have struggled with illness, and those whose livelihoods, hopes, and dreams were put on hold. But what also stands out is the overwhelming generosity of the community’s response to this hardship. When confronted with a crisis, human …

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How to Store and Prepare Cucumbers

The cucumber is part of the curcubit, or gourd, family of vegetables, which also includes melons and squashes. The cucumbers we commonly see are long, straight, and green, but there are many varieties of cucumber. Some are long and curved. Some are yellow, white, or striped. Pickling cucumbers are smaller varieties. Despite their name, they …

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