Fort Knox soldiers along with Chef Maria filling up the Blessings Boxes with your donations!
The power of women fighting for and bringing social change!
In the heart of Radcliff City, where the snowflakes danced gently in the chilly December air, a remarkable story of compassion, continuity, and the indomitable spirit of two incredible women was unfolding. This story, with its roots deeply planted in the injustice of hunger, centered around the belief that no one should go to bed hungry, especially on Christmas day.
Tanya Seabrooks, a beloved Radcliff Councilwoman, was not just a public servant, but a force of nature. Her passion burned bright, her heart was filled with empathy, and her unwavering commitment to equity, human rights, and poverty alleviation knew no bounds. Tanya saw the suffering in her community and decided to make a change, especially on Christmas Day when no one should go to bed hungry. For several years, Tanya had been the driving force behind the Christmas Dinner. It was not just a cause for her; it was a mission, a promise to those who had no one to celebrate Christmas with, and even more painfully, to those who had no food to fill their bellies. She made it her personal duty to ensure that everyone had a warm meal and a sense of belonging on that special day.
But in December 2020, tragedy struck the community, and Tanya Seabrooks passed away, leaving a void that seemed impossible to fill. The city mourned not just the loss of a dedicated public servant, but the leader of the hungry and the marginalized. It was then that Chef Maria Bell emerged as a beacon of hope. A tireless activist in her own right, Chef Maria had been a dedicated fighter for justice for years. She saw the legacy that Tanya had left behind and felt a deep responsibility to continue the fight against hunger and homelessness. Chef Maria is no ordinary chef; she is a culinary artist with a heart as generous as her dishes are delicious. She brought her talent, her passion, and her indomitable spirit to the organization she founded. As the founder of "Be The Change Inc," a non-profit fighting against hunger she vowed to honor Tanya's memory by expanding the mission and making an even greater impact.
For the past three years, Chef Maria Bell, the founder of "Be The Change Inc," along with its dedicated directors, generous donors, steadfast supporters, and an army of compassionate volunteers, worked tirelessly to ensure that no one in Radcliff Kentucky went to bed hungry on Christmas. They expanded their outreach, intensified their efforts, and made sure the legacy of Tanya Seabrooks thrived. The story of Christmas Dinner along with "Be The Change Inc" became an inspiring narrative of resilience, unity, and the unwavering commitment to justice. It emphasized the power of women who recognized the need for social change and took it upon themselves to be the change-makers. The personality of Chef Maria Bell shone brightly, her values reflected in every meal served, and her unwavering dedication inspired those around her. She embodied the spirit of continuing Tanya's legacy and elevated it to new heights.
As the snow continued to fall on another Christmas Day, a symphony of kindness played throughout Radcliff City. The public saw the need for social change, they were moved by the actions of these two remarkable women, and they were ready to do their part. They donated, they volunteered, and they embraced the power of empathy and giving. The story of Christmas Dinner along with "Be The Change Inc" and the legacy of Tanya Seabrooks and Chef Maria Bell showed the world that a community could come together to combat hunger, that the goodness in people could change lives, and that women, with their unwavering determination and compassionate hearts, could be the driving force behind this change. In the end, it wasn't just about food; it was about restoring dignity and hope to those who needed it most, and on Christmas Day, in Radcliff City, that mission was carried forward with unwavering love and a commitment to being the change.
We are getting ready to feed all those facing food insecurities on Christmas Day this year 2023 as well. Will you help us?
Your donation can make a difference in the life of someone in need. Every dollar counts and helps us provide nutritious meals to those who need it most.
Your support and contributions will enable us to buy groceries meats, juices, fruits, milk and more so we can feed all those in need these uncertain times of the after-pandemic. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Chef Maria Bell along with volunteers distributing clothes and cooked meals Chef Maria has cooked using produce and meats you have donated!
Your support and contributions will enable us to buy groceries and meats so we can cook for all those people in need these difficult afterpandemic times. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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