Stepping Stones

Coronavirus April 2020 –

To all Garden Spices Contributors answering the call to serve, we say thank you. You are the embodiment of we’re all in this together.

Adriana and daughter, Amelia

Adriana Carter Peeples – stepped up for an immigrant family that had a child with a brain bleed and did fundraising to enable him to live for a week longer and for the family to survive some cost during the quarantine

Dayna Latrice


Meals on Wheels :
Free meals for shut-in Seniors
Chicken&Broccoli Alfredo, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookie


Linda Isbell

Haven’t sewed for years and years but am starting to get in groove sewing masks to give to a local hospital. It’s helping me stay away from the refrigerator 😄



Taurus and Camille Bennett

Camille created Project Say Something’s Alabama’s Childcare Coalition that serves predominantly black women, owners, directors and providers. She has been relentlessly advocating for day care owners.

The Bennett family pitched in, passing out dinners for the food outreach.

My heart hurts as we sort through our expectations and face this reality. My child, these are uncertain times, what I KNOW is…you are blessed with the gift of resilience, you have bright and blessed days to come and this too shall pass. #senioryear2020 #Christian –


Christian loading for a food pantry.

Morgan Bennett also helped pass out food,

Jacqueline Osborne – At the pandemic alert, began to extend a hand at the Florence Help Center.

Susan Peters

Just one of the many podcasts held by the Community Health Focus, Suan produces.“After the Morning After”; A Covid 19 pause to inventory our lives, plan for our future, develop strategies, and create innovations after the lockdown lifts.

There isn’t enough room to cover the daily posts of Raub Welch of Very Raub Interiors and Events.  He treated us daily to everything Raub, from his world travels, his scrumptious fare and decor magic, his artwork, to his luscious flowers.   We salute you, Raub, for sharing your tantalizing excellence in all you do.

Raub Welch

We watched the preparation of each delicacy in still life.

Easter fare and presentation extraordinaire.

Dr. Deborah Carter, aka, Dr. Deb, our local Shoals, AL Naturopath, serving patients.

Big shoutout to Morgan Stanley Financial Services for supplying 40 dinners to the amazing Labor and Delivery nurses at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, CA. Thank you to my friend Joanne Medina a Morgan Stanley executive for her special assistance.#fightcovid19 #wewillwin #salute #Tocaya #kaiserpermanente #nurses #healthcareworkers — with Karina Lipkin, Emilia Mendez, and Joanne Medina.

Dr. Russell Clayton and Kaiser team