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From left are Jeannie Lewis, Kirby Stewart, volunteer Lucas, Nick Demaree, Jane Moore and SMUUF Reverend Brian Ferguson.
SMUUF donated over $1000 to aid in the hand-built construction of the garden tool shed at Hernandez Elementary School and donated the garden composter that a couple of the children are standing in. In front, from left, Hernandez students Robert, Kia and Devin. In second row, Dhemi, McKayla, Cora, Hunter, Marli and Madison and adults standing in back are Beverly Marack, Louise Ernst, Jeannie Lewis, Sheila Fling, Susan McGee, Bridgett Phillips, Rosemary Lyday.

SMUUF knows the value of ‘homegrown’

Features Editor

The San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) is on a mission to make the world we live in a better place, and seem to hold nothing back in their efforts to assist the community of San Marcos. More specifically, SMUUF has been working to help get fresh food back to the people of San Marcos and food on the plates of less fortunate San Marcans.
Hays County Food Bank Coordinator Jane Moore calls SMUUF their “most loyal year-round supporters.” In addition to making donations to the Food Bank and helping purchase foods, they have also been planting and growing their own for the Food Bank’s “Fresh Quest” initiative. The initiative is to purchase and provide fresh produce from local sources to those who need the food bank’s help.
“Our church, the Unitarian Universalist Church, has always been very environmentally responsible,” says Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF’s social justice chair. “We have seven principles that guide what we do. One of them is respect for the independent web of which we are all a part. What that means is that we’re very concerned about the environment as a religious group.”


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