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Trees that Feed founders Mary McLaughlin (right) and Mike McLaughlin (second from right) donate Breadfruit flour to Cinderella Anderson (second from left), from Mango Valley Pride Association, and Kymone Normal, school principal with Repairers of the Breach.
Jamaican farmer Percy Hussy (left) and his daughter posse with their Breadfruit Tree donated by Trees That Feed, which Winnetka residents Mary (front) and Mike McLaughlin founded.
Mary McLaughlin (left) and Locksley Waites, a crop agronomist inspect trees in Jamaica.
April Dahlquist, Editor
2:51 am CST November 24, 2014

Gratitude. It’s a principle that has fallen by the wayside in recent times. 

But Winnetka residents Mary and Mike McLaughlin have led of life of gratitude, letting it spill out, grow and enrich the lives of others. 

In 2008, the McLaughlins started Trees that Feed, a nonprofit which works to plant fruit trees in disadvantaged countries. 

To date, the organization has planted 50,000 fruit trees in the Caribbean, including Jamaica and Haiti, and Africa. The world headquarters is on Harding Road in Northfield.