Healthy Snacks at the Health Fair

Food Justice Committee photos by Miriam Kahn
Top, M’Balia Singley butlers Weavers Way snacks around the fair; above, Jarma Frisby readies hummus with carrot sticks, along with quinoa salad.

Co-op staff and members participated with the Weavers Way Food Justice Committee last month at the Germantown Natural Health Fair, serving over 1,000 samples of Weavers Way hummus, quinoa salad, fresh-ground peanut butter, apples, carrots and celery to Health Fair attendees. The approximately 20 volunteers also explained public transportation routes to the three Weavers Way stores and even helped out with voter registration!

Committee members also raised $1,000 for Philly Food Bucks, a Food Trust program that provides $2 coupons good for purchasing fresh produce at Food Trust farmers’ markets. East Falls Presbyterian Church, whose pastor, the Rev. Kari Olson, is a Weavers Way member and volunteered at the Health Fair, gave $500! The Food Justice Committee sends a special thanks to all who made the Health Fair a humongous success.

Have an interest in food justice? Want to get involved? The Food Justice Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Locations vary; visit our web page at for more info.