Our Community Is Kind!
For over a year, Community Impact LAB members (pictured) have gathered every month to cook a delicious, healthy meal for the women and children living at our San Leandro Shelter.
Community Impact LAB grew out of a desire to create opportunities for parents to take action against inequity and injustice, to pursue new ventures and develop skills, and to build a village of compassionate families. A cornerstone of the group is that parents participate in an array of activities alongside their children.
“Food is a universal love language that Community Impact Lab has been speaking for over a year,” says CIL founder Xouhua Bowen. The first Tuesday of every month, families convene in a member’s home, and prepare a delicious meal for the 30 women and children at the shelter. “These few hours spent together gives us the opportunity to send love to our community through a delicious and healthy meal.”
“Families volunteer with their kids because eating nutritious, fresh food is a privilege too many families aren’t afforded,” Xouhua says. “Marginalized women and kids deserve more. We show our love and compassion through food!”
To learn more about serving as a dinner cook for our San Leandro or Midway Shelter, please visit our volunteer page.
This article first appeared in our Summer 2017 Newsletter.