Every month we like to introduce one of the many fabulous employees who help Care and Share fulfill its mission.
This month we are featuring our Direct Services Coordinator, Taylor Lewis!
Hello! I am the Direct Services Coordinator and have been at Care and Share for just over a year. I have the privilege of overseeing our Mobile Market Program as well as supporting our other Direct Services programs, Sunny Side Markets and Mobile Food Pantries, as needed.
The Mobile Market is a beverage truck that has been converted to be used as a mobile grocery store! Our shelves are stocked with fresh produce and pantry staples for neighbors to shop from at no cost! The mobile market is intended to reach communities where they are at by eliminating some of the barriers neighbors may face when accessing nutritious foods, such as transportation, physical mobility, economic hardship, etc. For this reason, we view the mobile markets as a powerful and unique tool that should be leveraged to provide food access to very remote, hard to reach, and underserved communities. One of the key components that make the Mobile Market what it is, is choice – we want neighbors to feel dignified and empowered when utilizing our markets and one way we can do that is by allowing them to choose exactly what they/their family want and need – even when we occasionally set limits, choice is still available. One of my favorite things about this program is that it is unique to each community we partner with; we truly want these to be community driven events and it is so exciting when I get to see that become a reality. If the mobile market sounds like it could be a good fit for your community, please reach out to me directly and we can talk more!
Outside of work I enjoy going to the climbing gym, camping, hiking, and most importantly cuddling with my cat, Goon 😊 Thanks to all of you for what you do to help provide access to nutritious food for our neighbors!
Interested in learning more about our Direct Services programs? You can reach Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.