Golf club using dues to help soup kitchen

Golf club using dues to help soup kitchen

Twenty-six families at Carolina Golf Club have joined together to donate their monthly membership minimums ($25 per family per month) to make boxed lunches for the Dilworth Soup Kitchen at First Christian Church on East Blvd.

The club will provide four boxed lunches for each minimum, for a total of 104 boxed lunches.

Each lunch will include a sandwich, chips, pickle and water.

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The initiative’s benefits are twofold: The partnership allows the golf club to continue employing its kitchen staff (even as the club dining room remains closed due to the coronavirus), while ensuring monthly minimums go toward a cause in dire need — as donations to food banks have dried up and volunteers are increasingly staying home.

Normally the Dilworth Soup Kitchen provides catered sit-down meals to neighbors every Monday. However, since the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has pivoted to provide takeout lunches and related prepared food, fruits and vegetables for guests on both Mondays and Fridays at 11 a.m.

The soup kitchen has also partnered with Block Love Charlotte which distributes meals to homeless individuals.

There is an additional need at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to purchase food boxes for Carolina residents who are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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