I had a dream when I founded Little Pickle Press that we would partner with like-minded brands to support nonprofits that serve the communities we care most about. As with most dreams, the path to actualizing this dream has been circuitous and steep at times, but it has come true! It’s with great honor and humility that I present to you our #BCorps4ONE campaign. But, before I explain what that is exactly, let me take you back to the windy, hilly path …
In October 2012, I had the privilege of traveling to Ethiopia with a delegation of ONE Moms to support the mission of the ONE Campaign. We were asked to immerse ourselves in the Ethiopian culture and to tell the stories of its people. You can read some of my stories here, here, and here. The experience touched me deeply and changed me meaningfully. It galvanized my commitment to serving ONE, well, for life.
I made many new friends on that journey, (the brilliant and talented) Diana Prichard among them. Diana is a freelance agriculture and food writer, photographer, professional speaker, hog farmer, and also an award-winning children’s book author. During one of our long drives in the countryside, Diana and I lamented that children have no idea where their food comes from. Most children in the United States believe that milk comes from a carton in the refrigerator, for example. I suggested that she write a children’s picture book on the topic, and she did. Not just any book, mind you. She wrote The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen, a multiple award-winning book that is as humorous as it is informative, illustrated by Heather Devlin Knopf.
Two years later, we were approached by a (charming and resourceful) representative of Cabot Creamery Cooperative, a fellow B Corporation. Cabot was seeking like-minded brands to add value to the community. They found a match with us. Together, we hatched a plan to raise awareness of food origins and to address food insecurity in all of our communities by donating fifteen percent (15%) of the net sales of The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen to the ONE Campaign. You can read more about our partnership here.
Now, it is up to you to help us to achieve our goal. Please buy a copy of The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen and encourage your friends to do the same!