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Giving Up Govt Work To Fight Hunger

At her old job, Korrine Kreilkamp had a small office, with fluorescent lights and no window. For peace and quiet, she would close her door and turn on a lamp. No lamp is required in her new office, and anything other than peace and quiet is the exception. As founder and director of the Community Roots Program, the 29-year-old Coeur d’Alene resident’s new workplace is on nearly an acre of rich soil in a quiet neighborhood. No longer does Kreilkamp push paper; she now pushes organically grown fruits and vegetables from the Roots Community Supported Agriculture, a plot farmed by shareholders who receive food and volunteers who drop in just to help out. And on Wednesdays, she assumes her role as a local organic-food baron, if there is such a thing. Called Roots Local Food Share, the program distributes fresh produce to food banks and homeless shelters in Coeur d’Alene/Chris Stein, Inlander. More here. (Inlander photo: Young Kwak, of Korrine Kreilkamp) H/T: Mike Kennedy

Question: Have you been directly involved in fighting hunger or caring for the homeless.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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