Cooper River Memorial Library - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, all the berries! Summer is the time for berries. And nothing beats the summer heat like a cool berry parfait. We're bringing out the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen with the Lowcountry Food Bank to show how you and your kids can make this delicious and simple dessert together for those steamy hot days that need a cool dessert. 

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.