Spotlights of our Linens for Good
recipients who are passionately and positively impacting their community.
Jessica Gonzalez is a 2nd generation beekeeper and the founder of Happy Organics. She shares the craft of beekeeping with future generations and also produces a line of honey and hemp-derived products that are sweet and sustainable.
Ayesha Abdullah is an Oakland-based chef who shares her passion for the culinary world and food justice via dynamic virtual classes, recipe demos and tributes on her Instagram platform Round Midnight Dinner. Stay tuned for Ayesha’s pop-up dinner series when it’s safe to gather again.
Leslie Wiser founded Radical Family Farms two years ago in Sebastopol, CA. She is intentional about what she grows and continuously explores her Chinese/Taiwanese/German background through food, as well as being instrumental in supporting the LGBTQ community interested in farming.
Aiyisha Castillo fell in love with yoga because it offered her a practice for being whole. Her hope is to bridge connections during a time when there is so much disconnect from family, friends, and community. She offers movement classes on a sliding scale and is working with WOC to empower marginalized groups.
David Thompson spearheads the Food is Free Project Tacoma. He, his wife, and a band of dedicated volunteers produce enough food for their families and neighborhood, while also supplementing local food banks. There are now more than 40 personal gardens being harvested and he dedicates countless hours to the community ensuring they have nutritious and healthy food.
Monika Owczarski has been working tirelessly for six years growing crops on abandoned land in the heart of downtown Des Moines, IA, also known as, Sweet Tooth Farm. She hosts a farm stand that accepts food stamps and moved 6,000 lbs of food in 2020 into her community.
is a queer African American farmer and the founder of Brown Girl Farms
, a one-acre farm and business located in Hayward, California. Her farm is also the place she calls home with her wife, chihuahua terrier mix, Jay and flock of chickens!
is a cookbook author and a community advocate. She published The Haitian Vegan
to introduce alternative recipes to her Haitian community to combat high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as provides economic opportunities to 36 NYC high school students via stipends from her book sales.
is the lady farmer behind Happy Acre Farm, a 2.5 acre farm in Sunol, CA. Most recently, she launched Harvest Queen
, a platform celebrating farmers, seasonal recipes, music and California's bounty.