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HELP US FIND OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Changes are on the horizon at Enough Pie, and a new chapter of leadership is unfolding. We are on the search for our new Executive Director -- someone who loves people deeply and has a strong, long-lasting connection to the community we serve.

Check out the position description and please share among your networks -- you never know who you might find! If you're interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to info@enoughpie.org.
GET INVOLVED: FRIENDS OF JOSEPH FLOYD MANOR
In light of the subpar living conditions found at Joseph Floyd Manor, compounded by a lack of funding and personnel issues, that were exposed in the month of May by the Post & Courier, Enough Pie, BoomTownROI, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and concerned neighbors and community members came together earlier this summer to form the Friends of Joseph Floyd Manor, with the mission to advocate with the residents for safe and healthy housing while protecting their needs, desires, and interests. With support from the City of Charleston's Mayor's Office on Aging, we have met weekly to discuss and pursue short and long term solutions to best support the Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) Board, staff, and residents in addressing these livability concerns.

So far, we have met with CCHRA Board members to learn more about the issues that prevent adequate care of the building and the residents within it, and have virtually observed public Board meetings to learn more about how the Board is responding in the short term to the matters raised. Members of our group have attended all Charleston County Council meetings focused on the Manor, and two of our members spoke at a County Council meeting in early June during the public comment time allotted to press council members to respond appropriately to what we believe is actually a human rights emergency. We have been meeting with residents to learn more of their individual issues, thoughts, and needs. We are working to alert staff and the CCHRA Board to emergency situations as we hear of them. We stood in solidarity with the residents when they had their press conference outside of the Manor and continue to advocate for meaningful change.

Our work is far from finished, and we need community members of all backgrounds and experiences to lend their help. If you want to get involved with FRIENDS OF JFM, join our weekly ZOOM call on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM to work on short and long-term solutions for better living conditions with the residents of Joseph Floyd Manor. We encourage you to join as you can and share the details with folks who may be interested. The ZOOM information is below:

ZOOM LINK: https://buff.ly/2ADWQxS
Meeting ID: 842 1981 3219
Password: 057488
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IN BLOOM: FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES

We are in our second month of our on-going partnership with GrowFood CarolinaIN BLOOM: Fresh Fruits & Veggies! So far, we have brought over 500 boxes of fresh produce to our neighbors at Bridgeview Village and Rosemont. The project is a weekly produce box program consisting of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, intended to fight food insecurity, inspire healthy eating, and encourage the support of local farmers. The program also assists impacted farmers who now have trouble getting their produce to markets. GrowFood Carolina secured a federal grant from the USDA Farm to Families Program so that they may fairly and justly compensate all farmers participating in the program to help the community. In addition to giving away the local produce, the boxes contain recipe and food preparation instructions to encourage recipients to use all the boxes’ contents so no food goes to waste.

Each week we are joined by Chef Wibi, of Art & Remedies Wellness, who offers on-site nutrition information, answers questions on food prep, and provides tasty homemade samples of the various types of produce offered from their brand new wellness bus. Check out one of Chef Wibi's delicious recipes below, and find more creative ways to cook with fresh fruit and vegetables here!

Originally slated for the month of June, we were delighted to learn last month that IN BLOOM: Fresh Fruits & Veggies has been graciously extended into July and August to allow for 40 boxes of produce to be distributed each week to Bridgeview Village and Rosemont. If you're interested in volunteering at a future distribution, please reach out to us at info@enoughpie.org!

IN BLOOM: AWAKENING VIVIAN MOULTRIE PARK COLORING BOOK
Click the image above to view the complete PDF! Thank you to local artist and designer Sean Gallagher for designing this beautiful coloring book.

While our efforts to paint vibrant botanical murals beneath the I-26 underpass entry to Charleston, SC, slated for Spring 2020, have paused due to quarantine, our artists came together to re-envision the project into a community coloring book featuring SC native plants and their pollinators. Enough Pie and artists have created IN BLOOM: Awakening Vivian Moultrie Park Coloring Book featuring some of the mural concepts for Vivian Moultrie Park for kids to color while they are out of school. Each artist that participated in the coloring book project received a stipend.

This is a partnership between local artists, Enough Pie, and the City of Charleston’s Department of Recreation, with funding support from The Post & Courier Foundation. We want to extend a special thank you to Underpass Artist, Rosemary Dillon, who programs the arts for the City of Charleston’s Recreation Department and suggested the idea. And a big thank you to Charleston Promise Neighborhood for providing 500 boxes of crayons for the youth of Bridgeview Village!

Along with an online PDF version (which anyone is free to print and color), 1,000 copies of the full coloring book have been printed thanks to support from The Post & Courier Foundation and an anonymous donor. Since early June, we have been distributing the coloring books throughout the Upper Peninsula, with copies available at our fresh produce box distributions in Bridgeview Village and Rosemont and in our Free Little Library our Butterfly Book Nook, located at 1020 King St. We have also donated 50 coloring books to youth participating in the City of Charleston Department of Recreation summer camps. We still need help getting copies of this vibrant and educational coloring book to our friends and neighbors in the Upper Peninsula -- please reach out if you want to sponsor a distribution!

GET INVOLVED: JULY 19TH GARDEN WORKDAY
Join Butterfly Book Nook Gardner Blake and EP Community Manager Bianca on Sunday, July 19th from 4:00-6:00 PM while we weed the gravel path and pick up trash in the garden. We ask that all volunteers and participants wear face masks, per the City of Charleston's face mask requirement.

The garden is flourishing with native botanicals, which attracts butterflies, bees, and other friendly pollinators, and is a wonderful place to sit down in a movable adirondack chair and enjoy a good book from our Free Little Library. The space even features a covered pavilion that offers shade and shelter from the summertime heat and rain. We hope you'll come visit!
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