BOUNTY & SOUL NEEDS YOU! all year ’round
Here you will find some fun ways to stay engaged with Bounty & Soul throughout the holiday season! As always, please feel free to pass this email along to any folks who might be interested–it takes a village!
Support AmazonSmile TODAY
The holidays are right around the corner–get a headstart on your online shopping on AmazonSmile and pay it forward by supporting Bounty & Soul! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY AmazonSmile will donate 5% of your total spending rather than the normal 0.5%. Either way, be sure to select Bounty & Soul as your Charity of Choice in THREE SIMPLE STEPS: (1) Go to smile.amazon.com, (2) Choose Bounty & Soul as your charity partner (3) SHOP!
Dine-Out Day at Copper Crown THIS Monday, 11/5
Support Bounty & Soul THIS COMING MONDAY, 11/5 by dining out at the Copper Crown restaurant in East Asheville and 15% of sales from your dinner (4:30-9:30pm) will help us combat hunger this holiday season! Copper Crown shares many of the same values as Bounty & Soul, offering up locally-sourced, farm to table cuisine with small and large plates. If you have never been, this is the perfect time! Walk-ins welcome or you can make reservations here.
Hunger Corps Position with Bounty & Soul and Warren Wilson College
We are excited to announce an exciting opportunity in partnership with Warren Wilson College to host a VISTA Hunger Corps member for a 1-year, full-time position (including a living stipend, housing support and a $6,000 education award). The AmeriCorps VISTA will work on strengthening the impact of collaborations between Warren Wilson College and local organizations focused on healthy food access, establishing support for new school garden projects and building capacity for gardening and gleaning programs at Bounty & Soul. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 21. For a complete job description and to learn more contact Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Thanksgiving Produce Sorting and Market Shift
Bounty & Soul will be hosting a special pre-Thanksgiving produce sorting and market shift on Wednesday, 11/21 that will take the place of our Thursday and Friday afternoon mobile markets. While the location and exact timing are still TBA, please let me know if you’re interested and we’ll keep you posted!
Black Mountain Christmas Parade
We are teaming up with our partners and friends at Klieve Dental: Renewing Smiles in the upcoming Black Mountain Christmas Parade taking place in downtown Black Mountain on Saturday, 12/8 from 4-6pm. Any families with children who might be interested in riding on our produce-themed hay wagon pulled behind Dr. Klieve’s vintage 1949 John Deere tractor should reach out to us at email@example.com. The Bounty & Soul truck, Green Jean, will also be featured in the parade and we’d love to round up some folks to walk alongside handing out candy canes and information about getting involved!
Produce Sorting and Market Support
We will lose many of our student volunteers during Winter Break between December and January and have a few cherished “Thursday Crew regulars” who have since headed out for the cooler months. We are seeking extra hands for the following shifts over the next month or so–
- Thursday afternoons 2-4pm for produce sorting at the Bounty & Soul office
- Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:30pm at Owen Middle School beginning 12/13
- Friday afternoons 4:30-6:30pm at Black Mountain Presbyterian beginning 12/14
Kid’s Activities for Thursday and Friday Markets
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about child nutrition to assist with interactive kids activities on Tuesday mornings 11:15am-Noon and Thursday and Friday afternoons 4-5pm before our markets at St. James Episcopal Church, Owen Middle School and Black Mountain Presbyterian If you’d like to join us at an upcoming market to shadow current volunteers and interns assisting with this project let me know!
We are always seeking volunteers to assist with translating Bounty & Soul recipes into Spanish for seasonal produce throughout the growing season. Can be done off-site at your convenience and most recipes are 10 ingredients or less!
Project Poncho and Call Out to Artists
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Design Driven Studio is requesting for artists of all mediums to submit an “Angel” themed piece as part of a fundraiser for Bounty & Soul to be viewed during Holly Jolly In Downtown Black Mountain on Friday, 12/7. Submissions are due December 1 and will be displayed in their gallery through January 2 and a portion of proceeds from each piece will go towards making healthy, holiday meals accessible for all. Visit the Facebook event page for more details and SHARE with friends who might be interested!!
You can also pick up a poncho at the shop now through the end of the year and 10% will benefit Bounty & Soul as part of #ProjectPoncho. Support local artists and enjoy an array of vintage clothes, jewelry and upcycled treasures! Located right across the street from Louise’s Kitchen.
Lecture at Warren Wilson College this Sunday, 11/4
The Power of Place is a series of events celebrating Warren Wilson College’s history with a focus on what it means to be located physically, ecologically, and culturally within the overlapping communities and territories that make up this special place. Majora Carter, leading urban revitalization strategist and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, will the kick the series off with a Social Entrepreneurship Lecture this Sunday, 11/4 at 4pm.
Annual Volunteer Potluck
This year, our annual volunteer potluck will be held in December. It will be a cozy gathering indoors at the Green House or, depending on attendance, we’ll seek out a larger space to accommodate our growing volunteer family. Stay tuned for more details and ways to sign up for your dish!
Bounty & Soul Blend Available Year-Round
Looking for a good stocking stuffer? How about picking up a delicious, medium roast blend from one of our favorite local roasters? Dynamite Roasting Company will be providing us with the Bounty & Soul blend to keep shelves stocked year-round for $15. Contact us at 828-419-0533 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up yours today!
Review Us on Google!
We are working hard to build up our online presence and positive reviews on Google are a big part of that. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, please consider writing us a review withthese three easy steps. (1) Search for Bounty & Soul in the Google browser, (2) Select “Write a Review” and (3) Select how many stars you think we deserve and comment if you like.
Still reading?? You get a gold star (or a Bounty & Soul bumper sticker :D) next time I see you if you mention making it through this lengthy (but important!) newsletter. Hope to see you at a market or sorting shift soon.