My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Whidbey Island Nourishes, Langley, WA, USA
When I first moved to Whidbey Island I looked for a place where my efforts as a volunteer would be put to good use. Everyone I asked told me I should go to W.I.N. The reason is that W.I.N. has a clear cause and effect. Volunteers can see the results of their work immediately. We make ready to eat foods for kids who are nutrient deprived, for whatever reason. W.I.N. has committed itself to providing local nutritious foods for families who need assistance with the nutritional needs of their children. The great thing about W.I.N., aside from its most amazing and incredible board, leaders, and volunteers, is that it partners with the South Whidbey Schools and other non profits to not only provide these ready to eat foods, but to teach kids how to feed themselves with good food. W.I.N. also assists in teachable moments such as 'A Taste of Washington', which provides kids with local farm produce made in tasty and appealing ways. Kids get to see and taste vegetables and fruits they might never have thought they would like. W.I.N. feeds so many kids every week, and the numbers keep rising. W.I.N. does this and allows the families to maintain their dignity and never makes anyone feel that they are not a contributing member of our community. Another wonderful program W.I.N. has is providing meals via free vending machines to kids who have no cooking facilities. The vending machines are located in places that are easily accessible and the kids can just get what they need. W.I.N. deserves all of the accolades it can get because it is reaching out to those who need food in a respectful and compassionate way. So much is done by W.I.N. I am hard pressed to detail all of it here.
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I don't really know. It's efficient and kind. Working with other W.I.N. volunteers if fun and rewarding.
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