Healthy Communities Coalition is so grateful for all the hard work our ten AmeriCorps and VISTA members accomplish in towns throughout Lyon County! HCC executive director Wendy Madson writes, “Our Americorps members are embedded in our community, from school gardens to food pantries, human services, libraries and senior centers. Relationships and partnerships are being built to ensure a meaningful and legitimate connection within our neighborhoods for both young and old. Their gestures of support and connection bring out the good and show what wonderful things our county has to offer. We are very grateful for their efforts!”
Photos of AmeriCorps and VISTA members serving Lyon County communities:
Dave Chappel and Steven Cornwell hard at work filling planters at HCC’s Silver Stage Pantry.
Marielle Toll taking photos for an upcoming “Beautiful Lyon County” calendar.
Alexandra Lescher sorting donations to HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry.
Caitlyn Goodfellow (wearing hat) working at HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry
AmeriCorps members Mary Guthrie and Michelle Eriksen have worked hard alongside community volunteers to make HCC’s Yerington Food Pantry a big success.
Jacob Huff helps volunteers unload the heavy shipments of USDA Commodities and other donations that come to the Silver Stage Food Pantry, among many other tasks.
Brandy Calvet works with students in Rachel Leach’s innovative classroom at Silver Stage Middle School that incorporates a food waste reduction system, composting, healthy cooking classes, gardening and more as part of hands-on science, math, health and life skills lessons.