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North Shore’s Women in Action Cultivate Change with Seeding a Cause

Seeding a Cause, one of North Shore’s premiere charitable events, benefits Women in Action’s mission of increasing access to nutritious food and physical activity for local kids and their families.

The third annual Seeding a Cause happened on Thursday, April 9, at the Greenhouse at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA. The festivities began with a massive group seed planting (over 11,000 seeds!) with The Food Project, which will grow into healthy crops to help feed the community. The crops, when ready, will be distributed by The Food Project through their network of local food pantries and organizations.

In addition, volunteers assembled 60 bags of seeding supplies for pre-schoolers to create their own Plant Pals. These kits were delivered to United Way partner agency,Beverly Children’s Learning Center. Seeding a Cause culminated with guest speaker, Chef  Cheryl Julian, former Food Editor for the Globe.

“Seeding a Cause is a full-circle example of Women in Action’s dedication to involving many partners in our movement to improve the health of all kids on the North Shore,” said Margo Casey, Regional Director for the North Shore region. “Together, we are determined to increase support for grassroots programs and new, creative solutions to get more healthy food and physical activity to more local kids.”

Women in Action is an initiative of United Way launched in 2011 and focused on eliminating childhood obesity on the North Shore.

For more information about Women in Action click here.