COVID-19 has brought many changes to our communities, our lives, our health, our experiences . . . For some, the changes are relatively minor, such as wearing a mask when out in public or working from home. For others, the changes are more significant, such as losing a job, having to move from one’s home due to financial issues, or losing a business. For some, the changes are so significant that mothers and fathers and grandparents and aunts and uncles and other caregivers are struggling to feed their children. This is a heartbreaking reality–families, including children, are suffering from not enough food every day. This was a reality even before COVID-19 became a part of our lives. This struggle is even more significant–and more prevalent–right now. Children are going to bed hungry and waking up hungry. For some children, the only food they get is what the school district gives them. This is heartbreaking and heart-wrenching, and we need to do what we can to help. We hope you will consider joining us in giving–whatever you can spare–to Care and Share. You can donate here at Care and Share.

As the Summer season is here, warmer days invite us to focus on foods that are lighter. Blueberries contain chemicals that are rich in antioxidants, helping our body fight free radicals. They contain tannins, which can help reduce inflammation in the digestive system. Blueberries also boost enzymes that help maintain brain function. One cup of blueberries provides 24 percent of a person’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. So, grab some fresh blueberries and eat them by themselves or incorporate them in your recipes.