To help ease food insecurity in Greenwich, the Junior League of Greenwich invites Greenwich residents to join in on their first Community Harvest Sunday Supper on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Proceeds from this dinner will support the JLG’s community projects including Done in a Day, Community Matters and Done in a Year’s efforts to provide groceries and food for Greenwich residents who face hunger in our community, and whose current income can’t cover basic necessities like food, housing, transportation and childcare.
Done in a Year, a newly formed Junior League of Greenwich committee, will help tackle food insecurity in the Greenwich area over the next 9 months by assisting Greenwich non-profits including the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry, which is currently serving almost double the number of clients now, as compared to March 2020.
Meals on Wheels has seen a similar increase in need. Additionally, the Junior League of Greenwich is researching other projects to address food insecurity including building a community garden, organizing a variety of food and gift card drives, educating the low income residents on gardening and composting.
Done in a Day and Community Matters are also focused on solving hunger issues with lower income residents.
The Junior League of Greenwich President, Clarena McBeth, is passionate about partnering with other non-profits to help people in need.
“With more than 400,000 Connecticut residents struggling with hunger and more than 117,000 children identifying as food insecure, the JLG is dedicating their efforts to help with food insecurity in the town of Greenwich, finding ways to address the immediate need, especially during the pandemic,” she said, adding, “The JLG has always been devoted to improving our town and addressing needs as they arise. Our membership realizes this is a vital moment for all hands on deck to help people who really need us. We are here to help.”
The Community Harvest Sunday Supper includes a “home cooked” meal prepared by Simply Delicious, a local mother-daughter team that specializes in local, fresh, seasonally inspired food. Choose from Beef Stroganoff, French Roast Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan. Meals include sides, desserts and a bottle of wine provided by Cap Cork and Cellar.
Orders can be picked up “Drive Thru” style, at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters, 231 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Sunday, Oct. 25, between 4:00-5:00pm or 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Or you can have contactless, doorstep delivery between 4:00-5:00pm for an extra $25.
Supper for 4 people:$150
Supper for 6 people: $175
The deadline for orders is Oct. 22, 2020.
The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) has been bettering the community for over 60 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greenwich welcomes all women who value the Mission. The JLG is committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Women interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in the community can contact the JLG Office at (203) 869-1979 or visit the website at www.jlgreenwich.org.