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Food Connection and LOTSAR are partnering up for the month of May to reduce food waste and ease hunger in WNC. Part of the funds raised will supply meals for Homeward Bound's homeless clients.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 in May.
Finding Homes • Feeding Families
You're helping us reduce waste, ease hunger and support local businesses in WNC. Thank you, LOTSAR!
Food Connection eases hunger, reduces waste and supports our local food industry by redistributing surplus prepared food and purchasing meals from chefs to serve our Western North Carolina neighbors in need. We've redistributed over 300K fresh meals and kept 150 tons of waste out of the Buncombe Co. landfill!
Part of the funds raised will go to purchase weekly fresh meals during the month of May for Homeward Bound’s temporary shelter at the Red Roof Inn (pictured). Food Connection has provided 3925 fresh meals to this shelter over the past 12 months!
Show your clients some love! If a donation is made in a client’s name, Food Connection will send them a thank you letter acknowledging your gift honoring them. (minimum donation of $50) Of course any contribution is tax-deductible. We will email documentation of our 501(c)3 status for your tax purposes once you donate.
Food Connection's goal with the LOTSAR Realtor's® Connection is to raise $20,000 in May to help our community with reducing food waste and easing hunger.
Send your firm’s logo to flori@food-connection(dot)org to be featured on the Food Connection website. Any individual broker donating $500.00 or more will have their headshot and business contact info included on the FC website as a “Star Partner.” Local media is lined up for coverage throughout the month as well.
Five lucky Realtor's® Connection donors will win a Dinner for Two to your Doorstep prepared by a Food Connection Chef Partner. We'll deliver it in a branded Food Connection cooler bag right to your door!
"Just as importantly, real estate should be about building communities and building UP our community, and I believe that everyone in every community deserves a safe and healthy home. Thus, a portion of all my commissions (and a significant amount of my time) are donated to affordable housing, food security, and domestic violence initiatives here in WNC."
Born and raised in Appalachia Bonnie loves Asheville and resides in historic Montford with her husband Chris and two dogs. "In my free time, you will find me gardening, hiking, in my kayak on a local lake or river, or enjoying the wonderful Asheville restaurant scene. I love helping people reach their real estate goals as it's a major event and likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make."
Ashley has always called Appalachia home. After graduating from Piedmont College, Ashley began her career in real estate as a sales agent for a private real estate development. In 2012 she moved to beautiful Asheville, NC and began working as a full time real estate broker. In 2014 Ashley purchased her first “flip” with her wife, Katie Ciochetti.
"I love the natural beauty of Western NC and the culture of Asheville. When I am not off showing properties or internet marketing my listings, you can find me hiking with my dog."
Cindy is active in the community serving on the LOTSAR Board and is a Past President of LOTSAR and the Weaverville Business Association.
In 2003 the Ward Family packed two kids, two cats, one dog and Hazel the goat and moved to Weaverville!
"I have lived in Black Mountain since 1992 and raised my children in this community. I earned a Masters of Entrepreneurship from WCU which gives me tools to solve a wide range of problems encountered in a real estate transaction. In December 2008, I earned from the Asheville Board of Realtors® the ECO Certification."
"Helping people and having happy clients is the best part of my job. I work with buyers and sellers by listening to their needs before giving advice, by doing thorough research before giving answers, and by helping my clients make positive choices."
Simone Bernhard is one of those rare birds who grew up in Asheville. A passionate student of Asheville’s history, Simone led walking architectural and historical tours of downtown and knows the area with a depth and appreciation for the development and potential of each neighborhood.