Fresh Food Day 2017

Ascension’s 7th annual outreach event for nearby neighbors was a huge hit! Over 300 adults and children attended Fresh Food Day 2017.

Because of the many volunteers and multiple organizations and nonprofits, participants enjoyed FREE fun educational activities focusing on healthy eating and lifestyle. Lets not forget the bounce house and professional face painter. Over 60 Ascension volunteers along with volunteers from Kids-U, The New Room, Moss Haven Elementary and Lake Highlands High School helped contribute to a wonderful day.

Some other groups and organizations involved included Richland College, Breast Bridge Network, Baylor Diabetes Health and Wellness, Junior League, Children’s Health, Dallas Water Department and Dallas Fire Department.

In particular, a special thanks and recognition goes to PepsiCo and Sharing Life Community Outreach for the donation of over 1000 lbs. of produce! Participants were able to take home large amounts of various produce to include apples, bananas, potatoes, peppers and carrots!
I am grateful for the Ascension volunteers who helped shine the light of Christ to the neighborhood giving their time and talent to contributing to a very special day for our neighbors in need.

Dabney Dwyer, Ascension Outbound

Click here for a video slide show of Fresh Food Day.