Live Well Alabama
Chasity Little, SNAP-Ed educator for DeKalb County, helped to establish a Blessing Box at a local library. She provides nutrition education and heathy food access, has a presence in schools, gardens and farmers markets in DeKalb county.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Little found a particular need in her one of her communities. So, she helped establish a Blessing Box at the Henagar Library in Henagar, Alabama. The box gave to those in needed during the pandemic.
The Blessing Box is a donation point for anybody in the community to provide non-perishable foods. Additionally, anybody can receive food for the Blessing Box or donate in return. Other items like cleaning supplies and toiletries are also welcome but the food is the box’s primary focus.
Little also established a new social media page for the DeKalb County Extension Office, which has more than 5,000 followers. Due to the pandemic, she knew she had to find a way to connect with her audience. So, she created a Facebook page to inform DeKalb County resident of locations where they could receive food, news stories about COVID-19, and general information about the pandemic.
Lori Wheeler, DeKalb County Extension Coordinator, said Little’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been amazing.
“She proactively established a resource for current and correct information via Facebook used by and seen as the leader for most other county entities and citizens,” Wheeler said. “In addition, with job uncertainty, she established a blessing box used in the Henagar community to make sure citizens would not go hungry.”
To contact Little, SNAP-Ed educator in DeKalb county, call (256) 845-8595 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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