XplorStem co-founder, also my husband, Rob runs a non-profit called Produce for Patriots. A few years ago, Rob learned that many military families, especially in the San Diego area, have food insecurity issues. Sometimes families have to choose between birthday parties for their kids and providing them with healthy food. We also learned that families of our nation's military too often must rely on food banks for food.
Food banks are amazing but not a good source of fresh healthy produce. With Rob's connections with the local farming community, he founded Produce for Patriots. Every other Thursday Rob delivers food from farms to military families. Local military homeschool families usually help Rob with deliveries, but with COVID-19 and Rob's weak immune system from cancer treatments, we decided to be extra careful with physical distancing. So, I spent the day with Rob delivering food. It took a while but it was amazing to see all the families outside enjoying time together as we made deliveries. Many of the dad's were home too enjoying much earned time with their kids.
The soldiers we serve are serving our country. We are privileged to take a day off from XplorStem to deliver food to them!