Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Monday May 19th, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System Gratitude Grille Volunteer Luncheon
The cheerful mood of this friendly event could not be dampened with the light rain at the relaxed volunteer appreciation lunch yesterday at Blythe Island Regional Park. The Farmers’ Gratitude Grille arrived to honor the dedicated Southeast Georgia Health System volunteers. Lunch featured Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Mac and Cheese, a green salad, and crudité with Cabot Greek Yogurt Pesto Dip & Cabot Greek Yogurt Barbecue Dip.
Some highlights from the day: Listening to Lead Volunteer Coordinator Kristin Doll thank her volunteers for tireless work and the homesick Vermonter who volunteers for the hospital with 2 sons still living in in Vermont who told us she felt like she was home with a meal from the Grille. We were delighted by the southern hospitality and love the thank you note from everyone who we met today.
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.