In recognition of 11 years of partnership, we were proud to honor Tina and Hilary Foulkes with a Community Partnership Award at our Annual Meeting.
The Foulkeses generously donated the use of their iconic green house at 193 Main St. in Chatham for use as the Cape Abilities Farm Market. The Market sold local goods and produce grown at Cape Abilities Farm, and has been both a social enterprise to benefit the organization, and a job training site for Cape Abilities program individuals.
“The Foulkeses’ impact is felt by the dozens of individuals who have worked at the Farm Market, the people who live in Chatham who volunteered and shopped there, and our entire Cape Abilities community that was so proud to have this building in our organization,” said Cape Abilities President and CEO Kim McElholm.
Due to growing programmatic needs requiring extra space, Cape Abilities made the decision at the end of 2021 to no longer host the Farm Market at 193 Main St., and we are actively searching for the next Market location in Chatham. However, the partnership with the Foulkeses remains strong.
“Cape Abilities is an organization that is near and dear to our hearts. Their focus on inclusion, integration into the community, tolerance and diversity, and community support – these are all values that Cape Abilities represents and promotes, and we are very happy to have been able to have them here for the last decade,” said Hilary Foulkes.