DIAD: Primavera Men’s Shelter


Five Junior Leaguers, plus a future Junior Leaguer,  met at the Primavera Men’s Shelter in October to serve lunch to their clients. We got busy making a green salad, cooking up chicken, cutting up the zucchini and pumpkin bread, and seting up the rest of the food which included cookies, and dinner rolls, and a veggie casserole made by by JLT member Keri Dixon.   We served about 40 residents who were really appreciative of the meal; some came back for seconds and thiIMG_8576rds! They were very thankful and made sure we all knew that. We helped clean up the kitchen, which is immaculate under the supervision of Robert, the Primavera kitchen supervisor.
IMG_8577Primavera provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Our members served lunch to about 35-40 men. Each year Primavera’s programs impact more than five thousand individuals and families living in southern Arizona. Through partnerships with program participants, volunteers, neighborhoods, and a wide variety of community based organizations, businesses, and public entities; Primavera provides four areas of support: survival, stability, security and sustainability

“I love to cook. I wanted to share something with the men at the shelter that I would be proud to serve to my family and friends. It was a chilly morning, so it was perfect to bake a cheesy potato and green chili casserole. Comfort food is so important – and I can’t imagine it would be more important for anyone than for those who don’t have a warm home to call their own,” – Keri Dixon, JLT Member