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 thirds! 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.
Primavera 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