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Outpost's Ugandan Connection

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By Your Board on February 12, 2013

Outpost board members engage in a vast number of activities related to the mission and values of Outpost Natural Foods. One great example happens to be the work of board director Suzanne Garr, whose involvement with the children of St. Mary Kevin, a school and orphanage in Uganda, Africa.

Suzanne got involved with the orphanage in 2011 through a Kansas-based organization called Change the Truth (CTT), a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of children in Uganda. After working with the children, she came up with the idea to connect her work in Africa to the Buy-A-Bag program at Outpost in an effort to create a connection between the children and localized efforts to feed the hungry in Milwaukee.

"My original thought was to bring something unique to the kids that they could feel a part of and help others in the process, plus it would be fun and something that they could do and relate to," Suzanne explains.

Her work was recently featured in an article at OnMilwaukee.com.  Read it here.

- Lori Fredrich


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