Courtney Sollie wanted her children to grow up understanding the importance of serving others. “As a family we could fill one or two backpacks a month with healthy food for others,” Sollie thought. But what started out as a family project soon became a community event. “Getting together with friends, we knew we could make a larger impact,” Sollie realized. Sollie and her friends get together monthly to fill backpacks with healthy food for families served by Toni’s Kitchen. Families enjoy an afternoon together while making their community stronger. “We love these monthly donations,” said Tara Chowaniec, Assistant Director of Toni’s Kitchen. “They are even more meaningful because of the thought that went into putting them together.”
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