Published DateMEREDITH — The Meredith Kiwanis Club have donated $5,000 to the fledgling GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes Program.
The GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes Program will begin its' first year of service in June of 2013. The program, modeled after the GOT LUNCH! Laconia Program, will offer weekly deliveries of groceries, during summer school vacation, to families located in the Inter-Lakes School district. Many children get their only nutritional meal of the day via school lunches and during the summer vacation months, this critical element is missing.
Program Co-Chair, Carla Horne said, "Thank you Meredith Kiwanis. This enormous contribution to our program is overwhelming. The outreach of support from the community from individuals to businesses and charitable organizations shows the commitment to community and we would not be here without GOT LUNCH! Laconia and our hardworking advisory committee."
Kiwanis Board of Director Member Hillary Jollimore met Ms. Horne at a GOT LUNCH! Fundraiser sponsored by the popular local eatery, The Mug Restaurant. The two were introduced by Mug owner Amy Elfline who held the fundraiser.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than $100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
Amy Elfline, owner, Mug by the Bay and The Mug Restaurant; Christine Hoedecker, Fundraising Chair, Got Lunch!; Hillary Jollimore, board member, Meredith Kiwanis; Steve Gasco, president, Meredith Kiwanis; Carla Horne, Co-Chair, Got Lunch! And Town of Meredith Selectman. (Courtesy photo)