Gratitude for the Smith Martini Foundation!!
For the Gift of our New sharing house van!
Sharing House has received an incredible and much-needed gift for supporting the services of food distribution, empowerment classes and more. For years, we have transported annually over 300,000 pounds of fresh produce and food supplies with one mini-van. Our old van has seen a good life, and tomorrow is not a guarantee (but we will continue using it until it can’t go anymore). Knowing that our one and only transportation vehicle was on it’s last leg, the Smith Martini Foundation graciously offered to purchase our new 2017 Honda Odyssey Van. With it, we have already transported daily produce runs from Food Lion, Ingles, Sav-Mor, Go Grocery and more. We also pick up fresh veggies from local farmers like Clem’s Organic, Pitch Pine Farms, Gaia Herbs and the Transylvania Farmers Market.
For more information about the Smith Martini Foundation and the good work they support and create for building a thriving community, go to www.smithmartini.org
Sharing House Featured on WLOS -News 13 Investigative Report on Food Insecurity in WNC
Our local television news station, WLOS NEWS 13, came to Sharing House to film and interview our neighbors about their struggle with food insecurity. The report was two days of investigative reporting concerning the higher cost of living in WNC, and how low-wage workers struggle to make ends meet. In the broadcast, you will meet our neighbor, Celeste Davis, who tells her story of an injury that caused a tremendous loss of a steady job and pay. The injury had a ripple effect on her ability to secure financial stability. Follow the links below to learn more about the hardships of some of our most valuable members of our communities— those who work lower-wage service industry jobs, and those who have experienced health crisis.