It’s not many days that a tour bus pulls up in front of the Farmer Foodshare office. Especially not one full of nuns.
But that’s exactly what happened this week when Nuns on the Bus, a group of sisters touring the nation in an effort to to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the 2017 Tax Bill and their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, pulled up at the food hub.
Farmer Foodshare was a stop along the sisters’ 27-day road trip from Los Angeles to Mar-a-Lago in Florida. While in Durham, the nuns, led by Sister Simone Campbell, took time to hear from Farmer Foodshare’s executive director, Gini Bell; Camryn Smith, executive director of Communities in Partnership; and community advocate Quisha Mallette of Reinvestment Partners, about our work and the communities we serve.
Following a news conference, attendees had the opportunity to sign the bus, which by then was adorned with thousands of signatures of individuals the nuns had met along the way.
And then, just as quickly as they had come…they were off…to learn from others who are working to create change in our communities!
View more photos. All photos courtesy of Nuns on the Bus.