Goshen's first "Share the Bounty Week" took place November 18 to 23, 2013. The week was a collaboration among Transition Goshen, the Goshen Farmers Market, The Window, Maple City Market, Church Community Services (CCS) and other organizations committed to making healthy, local food more accessible in Goshen and Elkhart County. The week's events included a variety of community dialogues including a World Cafe, an Open Space, and a panel discussion.
Laura Bruno's article for the Maple City Market newsletter identifies some of the week's stories and connections.
The lineup of events was as follows:
- M-F, 11/18–22 - Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up show, hosted by Goshen College EcoPAX at Goshen College; illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture
- M 11/18, 6:30pm - Seed to Feed: a program of Church Community Services, hosted by the Maple City Market Board of Directors at Goshen Chamber of Commerce; a discussion of nutritious food procurement, economic sustainability, and empowerment opportunities for food pantries
- W 11/20, 7pm - Food insecurity panel discussion, hosted by Goshen College EcoPAX students at Goshen College; perspectives on what food insecurity means in our local context
- Th 11/21, 7pm - “A Place at the Table,” sponsored by Maple City Market, presented by the Farmers Market Film Series at the new Art House cinema in Goshen; raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in America – benefiting The Window
- F 11/22, 7pm - “A Place at the Table,” sponsored by Maple City Market, presented by Seed to Feed, a program of Church Community Services at New Life Community Church; raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in America – benefiting CCS
- Sat 11/23, 8am–1pm - Harvest Celebration, hosted by Goshen Farmers Market at the Market; celebrating the market, thanking the community, and supporting Share the Bounty
- Sat 11/23, 2pm–5:30pm - Open Space community event, hosted by Transition Goshen at Goshen City Church of the Brethren; turning the week’s ideas into action