2014 Cabot Community Tour: Alexandria – Virginia, VA – Washington D.C.

Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.

Tuesday June 10th, 2014
Alexandria, Virginia & Washington D.C.

Fit4Mom & YMCA D.C. & Farmers’ Gratitude Grille at Capital Area Food Bank

It was a warm and humid day in Old Town Alexandria but that didn’t stop moms from coming out and exercising with their tots and strollers in tow with Fit4Mom. Moms started the day with a stretch while franchise owner Jennifer talked about their plans for the class, which included “stroller striding” along the East Coast Greenway. Moms returned in an hour where they met with partners Walgreens and Sister to Sister, and enjoyed Legacy and Light samples. Moms and kids took turns peddling the Holstein Smoothie Bike, making Orange Yogurt Smoothies for the group, which provided a protein boost for refueling after their class. The festivities ended just in time for Mother Nature’s unexpected and unforecasted rain shower, but it was a refreshing relief after their morning workout!

YMCA D.C Event

About 30 people were in attendance at the YMCA in D.C on Tuesday. Sandi Hunter from YMCA introduced the group as Sara Wing from Cabot Creamery spoke about the Community Tour and introduced the guest speaker, Marie Spano. Marie presented on the Power of Protein in Healthy Aging. The presentation was very relatable to the audience and some great questions were posed, resulting in a very beneficial dialogue for all in attendance. Mary Davis from Sister to Sister gave an overview of their program and opened up blood pressure screenings while the audience enjoyed refreshments. The event was an overall success and a great learning opportunity for everyone involved!

Farmers’ Gratitude Grille at Capital Area Food Bank

The Farmers’ Gratitude Grille served lunch to volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank.

About the Tour

The 2014 Cabot Community Tour is a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honors our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour is following a route along the East Coast Greenway, stopping at cities and towns along the way, meeting with organizations and their volunteers and honoring the work that goes into making a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community.

Supporting the tour is the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot. Cabot chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals as a way of thanking those who generously give their time to others in their communities.

Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who can’t join us on the Cabot Community Tour can still get involved by visiting the Reward Volunteers website, and downloading the free Reward Volunteers iPhone app, or using the online web widget. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering in your community – and to earn rewards for yourself and the organizations you serve.

The 2014 Community Tour was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters, including: AARP Create the Good, East Coast Greenway, HandsOn Network, Marriott, National Life Group, and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.

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