UUFR’s Focusing Our Light project participates in Raleigh’s Martin Street Mobile Market, on Saturday, June 8,from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The Social Justice Council is delighted with the enthusiastic response from our members and friends who have already volunteered at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s “Mobile Market.”
On the 2nd Saturday morning of every month, at the Martin Street Baptist Church, IFFS provides free food and people come to “shop.” Each month volunteers set up, staff the market, and then break it down at closing time. This activity has MANY positive attributes: it feeds people in need; it’s an opportunity for members to work together, build new connections, and increase our visibility out in the community; and it brings us into contact with the people we serve.
This task requires 8 – 10 UUFR folks each month, working alongside volunteers not only from the host church but also from many other organizations. If you’re available that morning, please take this opportunity to join us in going out into the greater community and putting UUFR’s values into action. The minimum age for participation is 11. Sign up here or email Susan Silverio at [email protected].