Food Bank Recipient Thank You Plates

The Food Bank "Thank You" plates for the Paper Plate Campaign.  Recipients from the Food Bank wrote thank you notes on paper plates to say thank you for providing their families with nutritious meals.  The paper plates are headed to the hill on the Tuesday to advocate to keep these child nutrition programs alive and strong.  There is also a stack of them sitting next to the ones hanging. (For more pictures: and

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Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building