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Vincentians of Wherever: Foodies

by | Mar 20, 2016 | News, Poverty: Analysis and Responses

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Can Vincentians be foodies? The charism is expressed in a variety of ways!

An eye-catching retrofitted bus rolled onto an empty lot in St. Louis’ near north side Saturday to offer up fresh produce and the ingredients for sweet potato chili.

The visit launched the official start of St. Louis MetroMarket, a mobile farmers market with a mission to increase access and interest in healthy food in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores.

A steady stream of JeffVanderLou residents walked through the bus Saturday morning, filling paper bags with apples, squash, beans and tomatoes.

Richard Claston and Jessica Graham, who live across the street, said they stopped by to try the chili recipe.

“I love chili. And it’s the season for it,” Claston said, adding that he hopes the mobile market comes back.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mobile-farmers-market-launches-trial-run-st-louis-food-desertsVincentians can be foodies! Danielle Cherry, Vincentian Mission Corps alumna, now working with Operation Food Search lives out the charism by demonstrating how to make citrus kale salad. With a program called St. Louis MetroMarket, a mobile farmers market with a mission to increase access and interest in healthy food in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, Danielle found a special place to be a Vincentian foodie! She and many Vincentians of Wherever take this God-given talents and their Vincentian experience to the streets every day.

What can you do with the talents God gave you?

Read the full article about this creative program at: stlpublicradio.org

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