A caravan of vehicles carrying supporters of President Donald Trump will travel to Winston-Salem on Saturday, an organizer said Friday. Trump supporters will gather at 9 a.m. on Saturday at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall in southeastern Canada. Stokes County, said Paul Simpson, an organizer of what he described as the Trump train. A procession of trucks, cars and motorcycles is expected to leave the expressway at 10:30 a.m., said Simpson, who lives in the county. rural town of Guilford. The trailer will pass through Madison, Stokesdale, Walkertown, Winston-Salem, High Point, Archdale and Summerfield, said Simpson, who declined to reveal the specific route the trailer will take, citing safety concerns for attendees. onto Salem Parkway in Winston-Salem and turn left onto Peters Creek Parkway South, Simpson said. The trailer can also pass through Lexington, Simpson said. Drivers of the vehicles will be in the headlines and flashing lights as they travel, he said. Participants back Trump, a Republican, running for re-election against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The group also supports Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and congressional seats, Simpson said. .
The starting budget was $ 2.4 million. Bass said that if the district matches the city’s contribution, $ 600,000 between the two local government units will go a long way toward achieving the goal.
During a town general government committee meeting over the summer, SHARE Bass founder and Pastor Gary Williams said the cooperative would provide 34 full-time jobs and would hire a manager as well.
The space the cooperative plans to occupy is already under a 10-year lease and has 8,700 square feet of space in the West Salem Shopping Center.
In addition to the city grant, which will come from an economic development fund, the cooperative is also seeking a $ 100,000 small business loan from the city.
Williams told city elected officials this summer that the cooperative does not believe they should ask for additional city funding while the project progresses.
“Our model is to make sure we are profitable so that profits drive the Harvest Market,” said Williams. “In the future, any profit we make will be reinvested in society. We don’t anticipate that we will have to go back and ask for funds.”
The city awarded SHARE nearly $ 22,000 in 2017 to hire a company that will conduct a study to determine whether the cooperative can work in Winston-Salem. When these returns are favorable, SHARE moves forward with its plans.
The PEA Giving Gardens Program mobilizes home gardeners and community gardens to donate hundreds of pounds of products to families who face food insecurity locally.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Winston-Salem-based non-profit Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) is working with other local non-profit groups to reduce food waste and deliver fresh produce from local gardens to families in need throughout the region.
TOP PHOTOS – PEA volunteer Emily Gregg sent 10 pounds of products from the PEA Giving Gardens team to HOPE of Winston-Salem. Photo provided by Emily Gregg.
Since its launch in July, the PEA Giving Gardens program has mobilized more than 15 environmental volunteer teams to collect and donate more than 600 pounds of fresh produce to HOPE Winston-Salem and other local food pantries in response to increasing food insecurity in our city. by COVID-19. Thanks, in part to Giving Gardens, the products shipped by HOPE are now more than 30% locally sourced.
In Forsyth County today, 13.8% of people, including 18.8% of children, live with food insecurity, face hunger and are at high risk for chronic health conditions. Pantri local food does not accept enough fresh products to be included in donated food, and products from grocery stores are often less suitable for distribution in such organizations because the spoils are much faster than products that are grown and harvested locally.
Meanwhile, more people than ever were involved in gardening at home or in the community, often producing more food than can be eaten. Food waste – the production of food that is not eaten – is a significant contributor to climate change, responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is why PEA and a group of more than 70 motivated volunteers launched Giving Gardens to reduce food waste and give back to the community with fresh produce sent to residents in Forsyth County.
Giving Gardens unites neighbors throughout the city to make donations and drop-offs without contact to HOPE Winston-Salem, where the product is distributed weekly to families who need it. Community Gardens also joined the program as part of a partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension of Forsyth County, with PEA mobilizing volunteers to learn key gardening skills and use them in community gardens that donate products to one or more organizations that provide food for residents in need. .
Jamie Maier, PEA Executive Director, noted, “PEA was invested in building a more environmentally friendly, fair and resilient community during these difficult times. Providing Gardens meets critical community needs, while connecting neighbors, supporting gardening, and reducing local food waste. “
Scott Best, Executive Director of HOPE, said that this program, “will have a major impact on our mission, because we strive to provide access to fresh produce to many areas in Winston-Salem. This connection to hyper-local fruits and vegetables will improve health, reduce food waste, and strengthen the food ecosystem in our big city. ”
Home gardeners or individuals and groups interested in joining the program as volunteers can register at www.peanc.org/giving-gardens.