MealFlour was started by Elizabeth Frank, Gabrielle Wimer (a 2012 graduate of Staples High School), and Joyce Lu in November of 2015. While seniors at the University of Chicago, they came up with the idea of using protein rich mealworms as a way to reduce protein deficiency in communities affected by malnutrition. Not only are mealworms incredibly cost-effective to grow and more affordable than livestock, they are also much better for the environment. Mealworms require 2000 times less water than cows, and produce 12 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions. And most importantly, 80% of the world already eats insects. By providing trainings on how to turn mealworms into a protein rich powder, MealFlour makes it easy for people to incorporate more protein into existing local dishes.
Gabrielle, Elizabeth, and Joyce are currently working in the western highlands of Guatemala, where the rate of chronic malnutrition in many communities is over 70%. Their partnerships with the NGOs Primeros Pasos and PEILE have allowed them to reach over 60 people with their training program, which teaches people how to build mealworm farms, take care of mealworms, and harvest and turn the mealworms into a healthy and nutritious protein powder.
The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, and several communities have asked MealFlour to bring their program to them. That is why the group is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign. They are working to raise $25,000 so that they can bring their training program to all interested communities. MealFlour helps families grow their own affordable source of protein, and also provides families with another source of income because they can sell any extra mealworm flour to local bakeries and markets. By working to improve health and economic opportunities with an environmentally friendly program, MealFlour is helping to bring about positive and sustainable change.
For information on how to donate to their program, please visit: https://igg.me/at/rJjE7U09M-c
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
Contact: Roni Widmer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. (203) 259-5596
December 11, 2016
GREENFIELD HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: A MUSIC CONCERT
Fairfield, CT – A much anticipated annual musical event, this year’s holiday music concert, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm is featuring Wendy Gerbier and friends soprano, Virginia Herrera and bass-baritone, John Dominick III, accompanied by pianist, Michael Fennelly.
This concert will include a selection of beautiful solos, duets and trios that are sure to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! You won’t want to miss this!
The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Board of Deacons of the Church sponsors the concert and invites all attendees to a reception with refreshments directly following the performance.
Join ANYTIME FITNESS for our first OPEN HOUSE.
DECEMBER 5th from 8:00am - 7:00pm. Enjoy food, raffles, give-a-ways, membership discounts and much more! Friends, family members and non members WELCOME!
295 Westport Ave 203.957.3666
What better way for future prima ballerinas and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or fairy godmothers to launch the Holiday Season than with snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian venue at the Westport Woman's Club's Nutcracker Tea Party. Saturday, November 26 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Dancers from the Westport Academy of Dance will perform. In addition, there will be a Nutcracker-filled Ballet Boutique. Sweet treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea will be offered. Beneficiary is Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.
Tickets are $40.00 each and may be purchased in advance by sending a check to the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. For further information, please contact the Club at 203-227-4240.
Please Join us this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm to support the 2nd Annual Staples Lacrosse Thanksgiving Project to support the Bridgeport Mission Project! We will be collecting Thanksgiving turkeys, canned goods, thanksgiving dinner fixings as well as gently used Coats. The mission of The Bridgeport Rescue Mission says: We strive to excel in the provision of food, clothing, shelter, residential discipleship, education and job training for the urban poor and addicted. Proceeds and donations from the Thanksgiving Project are targeted to feed and clothe 3,000 families in our area.
DONATION DATE /TIME: Saturday, November 12th: 10am - 2pm
PLACE: Ginny Parker Field (Parking lot); back of Staples High School
ITEMS to BRING:
We would prefer actual donations on Saturday since the players will be filling the trucks, but if you can’t make it to the donation area you can still help by logging into The Bridgeport Rescue donation page:
Go to the Fundraising Page to donate Virtual Turkeys:
Thank you in advance for your participation, support and kindness in making the holidays special for everyone!
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Westport Adult Education:
Join us for a FREE lecture on scoliosis!
Do you suffer from scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition of the spine that causes it to curve in an ‘S’ shape. Approximately 2–3% of Americans have scoliosis at the age of 16 and 80% of those with scoliosis have curves of less than 20 degrees.
The lecture will cover:
· Different types of scoliosis
· Non-Surgical and Surgical treatment options
· Outcomes and Recovery paths
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
WHERE: HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT, 06902
SPEAKER: Andrew Sama, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Space is limited, register early!
To register or for more information, please contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or email at email@example.com.
Our house is a lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cape on a beatiful cul de sac in Greens Farms. It has been recently updated and is perfect for someone seeking a first floor Master Bedroom, convenient location, low maintenance and low Propert taxes! Always sunny and a joy to call "home", there's a large deck out back and a fully fenced yard. Come fall in love with this manageable home. For appointment and questions, please call 203-209-2223. Thank you!