• Elks Kitchen Cares Project - Cooking up Wholesome Bag Lunches for St. Vinnie's - Seeking Volunteers and Donations!

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    Name: Elks Kitchen Cares Project - Cooking up Wholesome Bag Lunches for St. Vinnie's - Seeking Volunteers and Donations!
    Date: May 25, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
    Elks Kitchen Cares Volunteers Make Wholesome Bag Lunches for St. Vinnie's
    Event Description:

    The San Rafael Elks' “ELKS KITCHEN CARES" Project is Cooking Up 150 Wholesome Bag Lunches MONDAY - THURSDAY, 11:00am - 1:30pm, for the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room in San Rafael, and we're seeking Volunteers and Donations to keep it happening!

     Responding to the Covid 19 crisis,San Rafael Elks Lodge volunteers and Elks National Foundation Grant funds are making a difference providing nutritious and delicious to-go meals to those most in need, cooked up in our spacious Lodge Kitchen!

    Since the St. Vincent de Paul (“St. Vinnies”) free dining room in San Rafael was forced to close due to Covid 19 restrictions, their program switched to providing take-out meals to over 25 people at breakfast and 250 people at lunchtime.

     The Elks Kitchen Cares project is gifting 150 of those brown bag lunches daily to St. Vinnies, at a cost of $2.00/meal to Elks for ingredients. The very tasty meal includes:

    ·         Wholesome Burritos - With Flour Tortillas, Chicken in tomato sauce with garlic & herbs, Spinach Rice with vegetables (Spinach, Onions, Carrots, Celery, and vegetables sourced from the Elks’ own garden), seasoned black beans, salsa.

    ·         Home-baked Chocolate Brownies

    ·         An Apple and Bottle of Water
    Three to four volunteers are in the kitchen cooking and prepping Mon. -Thurs. with Project Team Leader Dee Wagner, a fellow Elk and Chef.

    We are currently funded for 2,500 lunches with the ENF Grant and from our Lodge Trustee funds – but want to raise additional funds to keep this valuable project running for as long as the need is here in Marin County.

     Please consider making a generous donation of any amount to keep Elks Kitchen Cares going and having its positive impact in our community. Every dollar donated goes directly into the program. At just $2.00 per lunch:

    ·         $20.00 buys 10 Lunches

    ·         $100.00 buys 50 Lunches

    ·         $1,000 buys 500 Lunches

    To Donate Online, or to Volunteer: Go to the “Elks Kitchen Cares” webpage on the San Rafael Elks website: https://www.elks1108.org/post/elks-kitchen-cares
    Or send a check to:San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108, PO Box 150789, San Rafael, CA 94915
    For information call the Lodge Office at: 415-454-8835 or email volunteer@elks1108.org

    We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can help with a donation or volunteer. It's a chance to get out of the house to do something active in a positive environment for a worthy cause! The Lodge is the former Boyd Mansion, and it's a pleasant, friendly and safe environment.  Masks  are required inside the Lodge, and gloves provided for food prep.

    Note re photos: Photos of people indoors without masks were taken before we got the mandatory mask requirement. Photo credits to Susan Adler for photos of burritos, brownies & Dee Wagner at St. Vinnie's

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    San Rafael Elks Lodge (Boyd Mansion)
    1312 Mission Ave. (top of C Street)
    San Rafael, CA  94901
    Date/Time Information:
    Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    San Rafael Elks Lodge Office: 415-454-8835
    FREE - We are seeking volunteers to help prep lunches 
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