Cooper River Memorial Library - Sure, you can open up a jar of tomato sauce you take off the grocery store shelf, or you can make your own basic sauce. It's a simple recipe that will amaze anyone who tries it. It's perfect over pasta or as the base to a homemade pizza, or even a dipping sauce for garlic breadsticks. We'll also learn how preserving food pauses the cycle of decomposition. 

A liability waiver must be signed to participate; caregivers must sign for participants under the age of 18. All supplies are provided.

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. 

These 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.