Looking Back and Giving Thanks

Lisa Mosca, Food Moxie Executive Director

This month marks my first anniversary at Food Moxie. As I look back over the year, there are many reasons to be thankful.

I am thankful for all the kind people who helped me in embarking on this journey by sharing their favorite experiences with Food Moxie, along with their hopes and dreams for a positive future. I am grateful for all the people who have provided continued support to us with Giving Tuesday and High Five donations, working member cooperator hours, corporate volunteer days, youth volunteer days, sponsorships, and a multitude of other ways.

We have an incredible and dedicated board. I particularly want to give thanks for Harriet Dichter (Board Secretary), Jeffrey Fuller (Board Treasurer) and Laura Morris Siena (Board President). They have each generously invested their time and talents for the past six years and will be leaving the Board at the end of November. I also want to recognize and thank our dedicated staff, who have kept programs going at all of our sites, and our amazing site partners.

The accompanying photos demonstrate some of Food Moxie’s accomplishments in 2019. We received multiple collaborative grants that benefit Weavers Way and other partners, including a state Department of Agriculture infrastructure grant and a Farm to School planning grant. We planted an orchard with Farm Club and the Philadelphia Eagles at Martin Luther King High School in East Mt. Airy. We had an incredible Comcast Cares Day with 150 volunteers, and Comcast also supported the installation of an outdoor cooking space at Stenton Family Manor. Three amazing Food Moxie champions were honored at this year’s Seed to Supper event, and we hosted 54 bicyclists on the 14th annual Urban Farm Bike Ride.

In this season of giving, all of us at Food Moxie are grateful for all you have contributed. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!