The Family Dinner Project offers League Members the unique opportunity to not only work as a team with other league members, but also get to know community families through food preparation, teaching methods of interaction amongst family members and facilitating discussions of challenges and
solutions to meet family needs. Family dinners are shown to improve kids’ vocabulary, resilience and self-esteem, while decreasing their likelihood of eating disorders, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. This project asks that League members bring an empathetic ear, passion for helping and a dash of cooking experience to enjoy dinner with families in our community, while positively impacting their minds, bodies and spirits through the core concepts of Food, Fun and Conversation. Members will be
asked to complete an initial 2-hour training online or in person. This can be flexible to accommodate schedules. Dinners will be approximately 3 hours and held evenings during the week at Horizons Soup Kitchen. Members will be able to select which evenings they are available to work, once dates have been decided by the committee. Committee members will also devote a small portion of their efforts, on a flexible basis, to planning and soliciting donations to include such items as food, table service, table decorations, etc.
Sarah Bockhold - Chair