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Project 658 committee members prepare vegetable fried rice.

Jackie Tobgo, Project 658 Vice Chair, participates in meal prep.

to build a lasting partnership which will carry us through the Healthy Family Initiative into the School Readiness focus of our community work, beginning in the 2018 - 2019 League year which starts June 1.

In addition to their contributions in meal planning and preparation, the committee participates in Project 658 Serve Saturdays on the second Saturday of each month. Serve Saturdays are dedicated to community projects, including beautification projects and service projects throughout neighborhoods the organization serves.

Once a month throughout the school year, the Project 658 Committee selects two meals, shops for food, and organizes nutritional facts for atrisk international and refugee families. The committee also works with the organization’s cook, Chef Lara, to prepare and package the meals. From September 2017 through February 2018, the Committee has prepared 680 meals, which have served 17 families in total.

“We envision Project 658 working more closely with the Junior League of Charlotte to impact families and the community as the JLC’s new focus shifts to School Readiness,” says Benton.

“Each JLC committee member plays a role in fulfilling our contract with Project 658,” says Carolyn Benton, Project 658 Committee Chair. “The ladies consistently provide ideas to streamline the process of preparing two hot meals. [We’ve] gained culinary skills and longlasting friendships.”

By contributing to a variety of Project 658’s initiatives, the committee will continue to make an impactful difference beyond the community focus transition.

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The Crier Spring 2018  

The CRIER is the official publication of The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC). Click here to read about how JLC volunteers are making...

The Crier Spring 2018  

The CRIER is the official publication of The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC). Click here to read about how JLC volunteers are making...