Image courtesy Heifer International
It’s holiday thyme here at Greenling, and we’re celebrating by giving back in Central Texas, and around the world. Thanks to your generosity, our Buy One Give One organic turkey promotion was a tremendous success.
This week, we delivered a truckload of organic turkeys, stuffing, green beans, corn, and cranberry sauce to Brown Santa of Travis County. The warehouse elves at Brown Santa eagerly accepted our delivery, and gave us a tour of the gifts, clothes, and other items they have been collecting for families in need. Brown Santa will be delivering holiday dinners, toys, and other assistance to thousands of families in Central Texas today.
Families across the world, too, will benefit from the generosity of Greenling customers. By adding a small donation to their regular grocery orders, Greenling customers donated over $500 to Heifer International this year. Heifer International is one of our favorite charities, because it breaks the cycle of poverty by teaching poor families how to obtain sustainable sources of food and income.
Heifer International will use Greenling’s donation to send a heifer to a family in an impoverished area of the world. A good dairy cow can produce four gallons of milk a day – enough for a family to drink and share with neighbors. Milk protein helps transform sick, malnourished children into healthy boys and girls. The sale of surplus milk earns money for school fees, medicine, clothing and home improvements.
Thank you for making local and organic food part of your family’s celebrations this holiday season. We treasure all the holiday cards, photos, recipes and stories about local goodness you’ve shared with us this year.
With your support, our mission to fix the food system, support local sustainable producers and make real food available to everyone gets closer and closer to becoming a reality.