Volunteering at the Holidays

Cabot Creamery’s group of Cheese Board Members are not only amazing Food Bloggers, but they also find time to volunteer in their communities. See what some of our members have been up to.

“Lindsay from loveandoliveoil.com and I organize a food blogger cookie swap around the holidays. Food bloggers sign up to receive three food blogger names and they send them each a dozen cookies. We blog about the recipe and even better, each blogger who signs up pays a fee — all of the proceeds go to Cookies For Kid’s Cancer. This is the fourth year and sign ups are open right now! Last year we had over 600 food bloggers sign up and raised almost $14,000!”

-Julie Deily, thelittlekitchen.net

“I took these pics when I was volunteering in the kitchen at Richmond Elementary School recently. A local farm had donated these apples and eggplants. There were also crates of local watermelon that they were cutting up for lunch that day. I spent a few hours peeling apples with an old fashioned apple peeler. I also roasted eggplant and froze it for the chef.”

-Katie Webster, healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Donated veggies from a local farm.

Donated veggies from a local farm.

“I teach a sustainable cooking class for kids at my church and last week we made Waldorf Salad with local apples and Cabot Greek yogurt. Fun stuff! I’ve attached a photo and a link to the Waldorf Salad recipe.”

-Janice Newell Bissex, mealmakeovermoms.com


Janice at her Sustainable Cooking Class for Kids.

“This December I am contributing 2 nutrition consultations to the non-profit Hope from Helen for their silent auction. They are a nonprofit charity that supports local and global organizations dedicated to health, education, animal welfare, the environment and individuals and families in need.”

-Diane Boyd, CapeFearNutrition.com

“This is something pretty easy that we do around the holiday time. At work we take donations and then we all get together and go shopping for children that we “Adopt” off a Christmas tree that Human Services puts together in our community of children in need. It lists different items they need like clothing, shoes etc plus a few likes they have so we can get them a fun present too. We use any extra money we have for Toys for Tots and provide for them too. It’s fun to go shopping and know you are making a child’s Christmas a little better and taking some pressure off the parents!”

-Julie Evink, julieseatsandtreats.com

“I don’t do anything fancy, but I do bake countless loaves of my famous banana bread and take them around to my local fire departments. They love them and look forward to it every year!”

-Leslie Green, leslielovesveggies.net

So find some time to give back in your community this year, and make sure you log your volunteer hours using our Reward Volunteers iphone app. You could win prizes from Cabot Cheese and other companies like Dansko, King Arthur Flour, and many more! 

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