Standing By Olga Kearns Billups
Tall in Service Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Since the inception of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) in 1926,
Each year the League continues to sow its seeds in the community
members have prided themselves on standing tall in community service.
through programs like Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM).
A major iniative of the Junior League is an emphasis on family support. In past years, the JLC partnered with community agencies, such as The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Thompson Child and Family Focus. Not only did the JLC donate financially, but League volunteers donated thousands of hours to planned events and the daily operations of these facilities. Partnerships of this kind keep the JLC deeply rooted in the community. Two current family support programs provide further example of how the JLC continues to help families:
The SHFBM committee focuses on three major volunteer programs that address hunger – the Mobile Food Pantry, the Backpack Program and Holiday Food Drive. With the help of its volunteers, the committee is able to achieve its goals while strengthening and enriching the lives of families
“Partnerships of this kind keep the JLC deeply rooted in the community. ”
Second Harvest and Done in A Day.
in the community. This year, the Second Harvest committee is led by Alana Lopez, Chair, and Elizabeth Grymes, Vice-chair. There are a total of 18 committee members, including seven returning from the 2014-15 JLC year. “The fact that over half the members returned this year reflects how much the volunteers enjoy this partnership,”
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE HARD AT WORK
Left to right : Adelaide Spizer, Lauren Huddock , Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Grymes, Alana Lopez and Colleen Hickman
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