Otranto Road Regional Library - Is your child a budding chef? Are you looking for ways to bring your child into the process of meal preparation? This is the program for you! We'll break down some easy recipes with the Lowcountry Food Bank's Charlie Cart, an entire kitchen on a cart, and make it fun for the whole family. Caregivers must sign a liability waiver for kids to participate.

What's a Charlie Cart? Good question! The Charlie Cart is a mobile kitchen classroom that delivers hands-on nutrition education. Lowcountry Food Bank and the Charlie Cart provide the tools and knowledge children need to make healthy choices for life. Cooking is an ideal medium for learning: it is hands-on, engaging and rewarding. Hands-on learning promotes success across disciplines and develops collaboration, critical thinking skills, and subject mastery. 

Charlie Cart programs are made possible through a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank through its Nutrition Initiatives, as well as The Janet E. Segal Library Legacy Fund. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that distributes donated food to a network of nearly 300 member agencies throughout 10 coastal counties in South Carolina, including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Janet E. Segal Library Legacy fund, a project of the Library Foundation of the Lowcountry, was established in July 2018 to honor Janet and to continue her passion for public libraries in the Charleston area. 

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